Police called to ‘suspicious device’ at The Link retail park at Westwood

Emergency services

Police officers were called to a ‘bomb scare’ report at The Link retail park at Westwood today (March 11).

A ‘suspicious device’ was reported to be in a bin by Poundland. Officers attended and customers were evacuated from the store. Enquiries revealed the item was not ‘suspicious.’

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called to a report of a suspicious device within a bin in Margate Road, Broadstairs shortly before midday.

“Officers attended and set up a cordon around the bin as a precaution. Enquiries confirmed the item to be non-suspicious and the cordon was lifted by around 1.40pm.”