BomB squAD Busy in City
In December, a large part of Peterborough city centre was evacuated after a suspicious package was found near the city market on December 13. A member of the public heard a beeping noise coming from a bin near the multi-storey car park. The city market was then evacuated, with a message delivered over the tannoy for staff to leave. A cordon was then put up around the market. This was gradually extended into a cordon 100m away from where the device was found, meaning people at Tesco and Wilko were also evacuated. The bomb squad arrived at 11.15am and soon afterwards there was a controlled explosion, with bystanders reporting hearing a bang.