Bomb threat at Peterborough Prison was a "hoax"

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

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

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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 .