Cordon removed following reports of a ‘suspicious package’ at a Huntingdon bank

Huntingdon High Street cordoned off following reports of a 'suspicious package' at Barclays bank

Huntingdon High Street cordoned off following reports of a 'suspicious package' at Barclays bank - Credit: Archant

Shops and business premises were evacuated and the High Street cordoned off after a suspicious package has been discovered in Huntingdon earlier today (Wednesday).

Huntingdon High Street cordoned off following reports of a 'suspicious package' at Barclays bank

Huntingdon High Street cordoned off following reports of a 'suspicious package' at Barclays bank - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire police were called at about 3.30pm by staff at Barclays bank, off Market Square, following reports that a suspicious package had been left in the branch.

A 100 metre cordon was put in place following the discovery of the package, which was believed to be a suitcase, but the cordon was removed before 6pm.

It is not known whether the RAF’s specialist bomb disposal unit attended the incident.

Scott Godkin, who was in the bank as the police arrived, said: “We walked into the bank and I was about to put my card in the machine when the police walked in. One of the staff said that the suitcase had been there for a couple of hours.”

Pedestrians are now being allowed to walk through the High Street and the bank is closed.