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Security alert forces Channel Tunnel closure

Contributed by editor on Jan 28, 2005 - 07:57 PM

SECURITY ALERT FORCES CHANNEL TUNNEL CLOSURE

The Channel Tunnel terminal in Cheriton has been evacuated after a security alert this afternoon (28 January).


The emergency services and a bomb disposal squad were called to the terminal after a mortar bomb dating back to the First World War was found in a car.

All trains have been cancelled and vehicles are being kept away from the area.

The tunnel is expected to re-open later in the evening.

A man was arrested following the incident