Suspicious device found at Wisbech tip - police and bomb disposal experts on site

Wisbech Recycling Centre.

Wisbech Recycling Centre. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Recycling Centre was closed for several hours this morning after a “suspicious” device was found.

At 9.50am, police were called to Boleness Road after the discovery. They shut the tip amid fears the device could have been a bomb. Early indications are that it is “not harmful”. However, bomb disposal experts are en route to investigate.

A police spokesman said: “We were called at 9.50am to reports of a suspicious device in Boleness Road. “It looks like it is not harmful. It could possibly be a train signal box. The Department of Defence are on their way.”

A spokesman for Cambs County Council, which is responsible for the recycling centre, said: “Amey Cespa, who operate the site on our behalf, contacted us at around 10am today to say staff had found a suspicious object.

“Our procedure is for the site to close and for the police to be informed.


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“The bomb disposal experts are on site now and we are awaiting an update. We are hoping to reopen the centre later today.”

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