Controlled explosion to be carried out in Peterborough

Residents living close to the Perkins site in Peterborough are being urged to stay indoors while a controlled explosion is carried out on an unstable chemical.

The alert was raised at 1:30 this morning and staff were evacuated. A 500 metre cordon has been put up around the area. The controlled explosion is due to happen in the next half hour.

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Controlled explosion at Peterborough engineering site

A controlled explosion has been carried out at a Peterborough engineering works following the discovery of an "unstable chemical".