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14 Jan 2019 | 04:07 PM UTC

UK: Police close roads due to suspicious materials in Ramsgate January 14

Police cordon off roads due to suspicious materials found in Ramsgate (Kent county) January 14; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected over the coming hours



Police found "suspicious materials" at a flat on Charlotte Court in Ramsgate (Kent county) on Monday, January 14, prompting authorities to evacuate residents from the area and cordon off nearby Harbour and York streets. A bomb squad has been sent to the flat and authorities are advising individuals to avoid the vicinity. A heightened security presence and lingering traffic disruptions are to be expected near the site over the coming hours.


Individuals in Ramsgate are advised to avoid the affected area, prepare for traffic disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders).

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