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Preston Railway Station partially evacuated due to ‘suspicious item’

Posted on - 4th October, 2017 - 1:08pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston Railway Station
Waiting at Preston Railway Station Pic: 70023venus2009
Preston Railway Station Pic: 70023venus2009

Preston Railway Station was partially evacuated this morning (October 4).

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Police were called to reports of a suspicious item on board a train at the station.

Virgin Trains staff conducted a partial evacuation of the train and platform as a precaution.

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The item in question, a water bottle, was declared safe upon closer inspection.


A statement from British Transport Police said: “We responded to reports of a suspicious item on board a train at Preston.

“Upon closer inspection the item (a water bottle) was declared safe.”

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