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.

“However, once it had been established that there was no danger to the public, the cordon was lifted.”