Home   Tenterden   News   Article

Tenterden: Suspicious suitcase left in town centre

By Dan Wright

Police descended on a town centre after shoppers spotted a suspicious suitcase next to a bin.

Officers were called to Tenterden High Street close to the Webbs homeware store just before 12.30pm.

The black case, which still had a price tag showing, had been left next to a bin close to a busy pedestrian crossing.

A police spokesman said there was nothing suspicious about the item and that there was "no risk to the public".

Tenterden deputy town mayor Sue Ferguson saw police take the case away in a patrol car.

"I thought it may have been a drill as the police came and just picked it up," she said.

Police at the scene. Picture: @TenterdenTown
Police at the scene. Picture: @TenterdenTown

"There was no panic - it was just mild amusement really.

"Traffic wardens were stopping people walking past it, but it was a bit of a non-event."

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More