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Bomb threat at Peterborough Prison was a "hoax"

Bomb disposal squad at Peterborough Prison on Friday 13 April Credit: PA

Bosses at Peterborough Prison have confirmed that a bomb threat was a hoax.

Police officers and a bomb disposal squad were sent to Category B facility on the evening of Friday 13th April after receiving reports of a bomb in a car in the car park.

Bomb disposal squad at Peterborough Prison on Friday 13 April Credit: PA

The prison, which holds 480 male and 360 female was cordoned off as police surrounded a silver VW Golf parked at the prison.

A spokesperson for Sodexo Justice Services - who run Peterborough Prison - later confirmed the area was safe:

We can confirm that we received a bomb threat in relation to a car in the car park.

We immediately notified the police and the relevant personnel carried out a thorough investigation and have confirmed that the information we received was untrue.

We took the appropriate precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all users of the car park.

– SPOKESPERSON, SODEXO JUSTICE SERVICES