Peterborough incident: Shoppers evacuated from Queensgate Shopping and bus station due to security threat

Shoppers have been evacuated from Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough, while buses have also been blocked from getting into he bus station
Shoppers have been evacuated from the Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough amid a security threat. (Credit: David Lowndes)Shoppers have been evacuated from the Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough amid a security threat. (Credit: David Lowndes)
Shoppers have been evacuated from the Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough amid a security threat. (Credit: David Lowndes)

Shoppers at Queensgate in Peterborough city centre have been evacuated from the centre this morning (November 8).

Staff and shoppers inside the centre have been asked to leave and so to have those in units that adjoin the centre facing out onto Westgate and Long Causeway at around 11am. Buses are currently being prevented from getting to the bus station. Investigations are ongoing.

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police 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.”