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Bomb disposal experts dealing with Peterborough prison incident

Cambridgeshire Police said officers were dealing with an ongoing incident.

Bomb disposal experts and police are dealing with an incident at Peterborough prison.

An RAF bomb disposal van could be seen at the jail on Friday night and personnel in military clothing were also spotted, as a police cordon surrounded the area.

A man in a full bomb disposal suit and helmet was seen looking at a silver Volkswagen Golf parked at the prison which is operated by Sodexo Justice Services.

A member of the RAF bomb disposal unit at HM Prison Peterborough (Joe Giddens/PA)

Cambridgeshire Police said officers were dealing with an “ongoing” incident, providing no further detail.

HMP Peterborough is a local category B prison which is situated on the former site of the Baker Perkins engineering works.

Opening in March 2005, it is the country’s only dual purpose-built prison for men and women, who are kept separate at all times.

The prison also has a 12-place Mother and Baby Unit.

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