Friday, August 26, 2011

Alert As "Suspect Devices" Found In Canterbury UK after suspect fires: Roads Closed

Several roads have been closed in the centre of Canterbury following the discovery of two suspect devices.

In a statement Kent Police said they were dealing with two incidents which may be connected.

The first was a supicious package reported at 4.21pm near the railway line in Old Dover Road.

Trains have been stopped and police and Army bomb disposal experts are at the scene.

The second incident was a small fire in the baby changing area on the second floor of Marks and Spencer.

Police said the blaze, which was discovered by staff at 5.10pm, was being treated as suspicious. It was quickly put out and the store evacuated.

Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Hogben from Kent Police said: "(We) are dealing with a serious incident which I appreciate is causing some disruption to local residents.

"I'm grateful for the co-operation that the people of Canterbury have shown so far and I ask that they bear with us as we continue to deal with the two incidents.

"At the moment we cannot formally connect the two incidents." more