Queensgate Shopping Centre updates: Hundreds of shoppers evacuated in Peterborough over a 'security threat' | The Sun

HUNDREDS of shoppers have been evacuated from a shopping centre today over a "security threat".

Staff and shoppers were asked to leave Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough at around 11am.

Buses are currently being diverted away from the area and police said investigations are ongoing.

A Cambridgeshire Constabulary spokesperson said: "We were contacted by a store manager within Queensgate Shopping Centre at about 9.30am this morning (Wednesday) reporting contact to their head office yesterday (Tuesday) about a security threat to their store today.

"A decision was made by Queensgate security at about 10.45am this morning to evacuate the centre and bus station as a precaution.

"Our officers have been at the centre to assist security staff with the evacuation and work is ongoing to establish further detail about the threat and anyone involved."

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Delaine Buses posted: "We have just been advised that Queensgate is being evacuated and that there is no access to the Bus Station.

"All services will use Acland Street until further notice. More updates as we have them."

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