Bomb scare at Wisbech police station causes traffic chaos
WISBECH was brought to a standstill yesterday afternoon after a bomb scare at the town’s police station.
The building was evacuated and the Horsefair roundabout closed to traffic for more than an hour, after a member of the public brought an object to the station, believing it to be a first world war mine.
Two-mile traffic jams built up on all routes into the town but the roads were later re-opened when the object was found to be a harmless piece of boat engine.
The incident meant the station was cordoned off and bomb experts from RAF Wittering were alerted.
A police spokesman said: ““Due to concerns about the object brought into the police station, several precautions were taken to ensure public safety.
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“However, once it had been established that there was no danger to the public, the cordon was lifted.”
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