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Homes evacuated after suspicious package is found dumped in bin

PUBLISHED: 11:45 11 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:36 11 June 2018

Taped box found in Wisbech household bin PHOTO: Georgina Wragg

Taped box found in Wisbech household bin PHOTO: Georgina Wragg

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A mysterious package covered in black tape and dumped in a household bin prompted a major police incident this morning.

People were urged to avoid an area in Wisbech where police were dealing with a suspicious package.

But officers confirmed at 11.30pm that the incident, near to Rectory Gardens, was resolved.

A resident said the incident in the town, that caused homes to be evacuated, started with the discovery of a package.

“It’s to do with my bin,” Georgina Wragg. “There was a box covered in black tape in there at about 8.20am,” she said.

The incident caused neighbours to be evacuated and a local shop was closed temporarily near to where the box was found.

“We were evacuated after the first responding officer had a look,” Georgina added.

The large taped box had a handle on it and a hole in the side.

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