Great Eastern Run in Peterborough cancelled after man seen acting suspiciously amid ‘bomb fears’

Organisers cancel as we speak’s Nice Japanese Run after a person was seen ‘appearing suspiciously’ near the race route in Peterborough

  • Half marathon was because of happen in Peterborough this morning however known as off 
  • Organisers cancelled the race half an hour after it was supposed to start out 
  • A whole lot had been left upset and compelled to trudge again by way of the rain  

The Nice Japanese Run half marathon was cancelled this morning after a person was seen appearing suspiciously close to the route.

Organisers left a whole lot of runners upset once they determined to name off the occasion half an hour after it was because of begin in Peterborough. 

Cambridgeshire Police mentioned they suggested organisers to cancel over security fears however there are rumours amongst runners of a bomb round mile eleven. 

The Nice Japanese Run half marathon in Peterborough was cancelled this morning after a person was seen appearing suspiciously close to the route (police automotive pictured on the scene) 

Hundreds of runners (some pictured) were left disappointed after organisers called off the event after rumours of a bomb in Peterborough this morning

A whole lot of runners (some pictured) had been left upset after organisers known as off the occasion after rumours of a bomb in Peterborough this morning

Organiser Dick Hughes instructed the BBC: ‘Principally all I do know is what I have been in a position to announce. It’s unhappy. 

‘It’s a police matter, and the police have suggested us to cancel for the security of the spectators and the runners.

‘Final 12 months we had an incident that meant we needed to postpone the beginning, we have at all times been happy with the truth that since 2006 we have at all times began at 10am for the half marathon. 

‘Final 12 months we could not we had been 10 minutes late, and now we have this one, however this one is much extra severe. It is a very disappointing day for Peterborough.’ 

Cambridgeshire Police said they advised organisers to cancel the race over fears for the safety of runners (pictured going home) and spectators

Cambridgeshire Police mentioned they suggested organisers to cancel the race over fears for the security of runners (pictured going house) and spectators

This runner was hoping to race money for children's charity the NSPCC

This runner hoped to race cash for kids’s charity the NSPCC 

Cambridgeshire Police mentioned in a tweet: ‘We had been known as at 9:50am this morning with experiences of a person appearing suspiciously in Alexandra Street, Peterborough near the route of the @PerkinsGER.

‘This data was handed to the race director who made the choice to cancel the race #GER #greateastern #greateasternrun’.

The official Nice Japanese Run Twitter account posted: ‘Owing to a Police incident the Perkins Nice Japanese Run has been cancelled. 

‘Additional updates will probably be offered once we can. Apologies to all and thanks on your endurance.’

A police officer is pictured surveying the scene in Peterborough this morning

A police officer is pictured surveying the scene in Peterborough this morning