Bomb scare at Ely police station
ELY police station had to be evacuated on Tuesday morning following a bomb scare.
Police received what was described as a “suspect package” from a member of the public at about 10am and immediately contacted explosives experts from RAF Wittering in Huntingdon.
Officers had to leave the building, on Nutholt Lane, for more than three hours while the package, which was found in a shop in Ely, was examined.
It was determined that the package, which officers said was designed to look like a viable device, was in fact a hoax.
A Cambridgeshire police spokesperson said: “Ely Police Station was evacuated this morning as a precaution after a suspicious package was handed in.
You may also want to watch:
“Explosives experts from RAF Wittering attended the scene to carry out further examinations and found the device to be a hoax. The area is now safe and the cordon has been removed. An investigation will now be carried out.”
- 1 Independent shop full of fresh food – despite national shortage
- 2 Christmas lights switch-on event cancelled over 'Covid uncertainty'
- 3 Mark's 27 unanswered questions over volunteers to control parking
- 4 ‘High risk’ paedophile had indecent images of children on his phone
- 5 Off-duty detective snares £200k drug dealer
- 6 Did you bite your husband's leg? ‘No, he knocked all my teeth out- I could not bite his leg’
- 7 Tractor driver error may have caused freight derailment in the Fens
- 8 Van driver in ‘life threatening condition’ after crash
- 9 Top Cabinet post for NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay
- 10 Man confronted in live stream cleared of all sex abuse allegations