Kent: Suspect package found near railway line

PART of an historic city centre was closed off by police tonight after a suspect package was found near a railway line.

Trains have been stopped in Canterbury, Kent, and a number of roads closed after a member of the public reported the package in Old Dover Road just after 4.20pm.

Kent Police said they were also dealing with a second incident where a small fire had been discovered in a Marks & Spencer store in St George’s Street.

BTP and Army bomb disposal experts are also in attendance.

Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Hogben said: “Kent Police and our partners are dealing with a serious incident which I appreciate is causing some disruption to local residents.


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“At the moment we cannot formally connect the two incidents.”

There continues to be no reported injuries at either incident.

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