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20 Dec 2019 | 04:30 PM UTC

UK: Bomb squad deployed in Peterborough December 20

Heavy police presence and bomb squad deployed to Blackmead in Orton Malborne area of Peterborough December 20; heightened security measures to be expected in area over coming hours

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Event

A heavy police presence and a bomb disposal unit has been deployed to a block of flats on Blackmead in the Orton Malborne area of Peterborough on Friday evening (local time), December 20. Residents have reportedly been moved away from the affected area. Further details are still emerging.

Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Peterborough are advised to monitor developments to situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.