Bomb disposal team called to Huntingdon after reports of suspicious package

The bomb disposal unit were called to attend by police.
Picture: Christopher Gray

The bomb disposal unit were called to attend by police. Picture: Christopher Gray - Credit: Archant

Shops were evacuated and the High Street cordoned off after a suspicious package was discovered in Huntingdon today (Saturday).

Huntingdon's High Street was cordoned off by police.
Picture: Christopher Gray

Huntingdon's High Street was cordoned off by police. Picture: Christopher Gray - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire police were called at about 12.15pm by staff at Santander following reports that a suspicious package had been discovered in the bank branch.

A spokesman for police confirmed that officers had attended and that staff at Santander and at neighbouring shops had been evacuated and the High Street sealed off.

A team from the RAF’s specialist bomb disposal unit was also called to attend.

According to reports, the package was removed and a controlled explosion carried out. The High Street re-opened to shoppers at about 4pm.