Police cordon lifted after suspicious package in Margate found to ‘pose no threat’

Police cordon in Margate Photo Frank Leppard

A police cordon put in place along Margate seafront following a report of a suspicious package has now been lifted.

The area from Nayland to the Imperial was shut, as were side roads including Eaton Road. Flats above businesses from Flamingo arcade to Wetherspoon and at Albert Terrace were evacuated  and an Army bomb disposal team was called in.

The cordon was put in place after the package, understood  to have been  an unattended suitcase, was found by the beach.

Photo Isabelle de Ridder

A police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called following a report of a suspicious package in Marine Drive, Margate at 5.50pm on Sunday 8 October.

“Officers attended the scene and put a cordon in place to assist experts from the Ministry of Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

“The item was found to pose no risk to public safety and the cordons were lifted shortly after 9.30pm.

“Officers would like to thank local residents and businesses for their cooperation while the incident was responded to.”

4 Comments

  1. I hope whoever done anything here they get caught different stories were going around it’s only right to check these things out in the interest of protecting people and property it certainly would help what was there.

  2. i hope nobody meant harm to that wonderful turner gallery nearby , or perhaps if they did it could be classed as art ?

  3. I have to admit, I agree with the brilliantly sarcastic comment real world made on this one.

  4. Just a load of rubbish dumped in a suitcase after a day lounging on the beach, or a homeless persons belongings left at their shelter digs more like!

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