August 12, 2021 2.35 pm This story is over 33 months old

Police tape off streets after bomb scare in Lincoln

The area has been cordoned off

By Local Democracy Reporter

Police have closed off Cabourne Avenue and a section of Nettleham Road in Lincoln after a suspicious package was found under a car.

Officers received a call at 1.30pm on Thursday to say a suspicious package had been put under a car on Cabourne Avenue in Lincoln.

As a precautionary measure, police have closed off Cabourne Avenue and a section of Nettleham Road between the Browning Drive and Outer Circle junctions.

It is understood that a GP surgery on the road has been evacuated as a result of the incident, after an eyewitness told The Lincolnite all health care workers and other staff had been asked to leave the premises.

Health care workers and staff have been evacuated. | Photo: Ben Davies

Police have said that due to the severity of the allegation, the incident has been treated very seriously while investigations are underway to ‘establish the facts’.

Incident réponse unit from EMAS are also at Cabourne Avenue. | Photo: Ben Davies

A bomb disposal vehicle and the East Midlands Ambulance Service incident response unit arrived at the scene shortly after 3pm as part of the investigations.

Police are joined by a bomb disposal unit at the scene. | Photo: Ben Davies

Officers are currently engaging with local residents affected by the closures, and will update people shortly.