Chaos for travellers as Eurotunnel services SUSPENDED due to ‘incident’ at UK side as explosives experts rush to scene | The SunSeptember 8, 2023
THE bomb squad has been scrambled to the Eurotunnel to investigate a "suspicious" vehicle.
Explosive experts from the British Army have swooped on the gateway to France sparking travel chaos.
A man has been detained in connection with the incident this morning in Folkestone, Kent.
Kent Police confirmed the drama is not currently being linked to the hunt for escaped prisoner Daniel Khalife.
The force said: "At around 10.30am on Friday 8 September 2023 a suspicious vehicle was stopped at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Cheriton.
"Explosives experts from the British Army have been called to the scene and a cordon has been put in place for the safety of the public.
"This is currently having an effect on traffic approaching the terminal.
"A man has been detained in connection with the incident and enquiries are ongoing."
The Eurotunnel has been shut while the investigation is ongoing causing "severe disruption".
Customers are being urged to check on the LeShuttle website and social media for information.
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A spokesperson said: "A suspicious vehicle has been intercepted during a routine security check at the Channel Tunnel Terminal in Folkestone. Kent police and specialist officers are dealing with the incident.
"Access to the Folkestone terminal is currently suspended awaiting the outcome of the police intervention.
"Customers are advised that, because of this incident, travel will be severely disrupted throughout the afternoon and to prepare to modify their travel plans as a consequence."
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