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Lichfield Cathedral evacuated after police are called to “suspicious incident”

Lichfield Cathedral has been evacuated after reports of a “suspicious incident”.

Lichfield Cathedral. Pic: David Iliff

Lichfield Cathedral. Pic: David Iliff

Staffordshire Police were called at lunchtime today (May 30) after reports of a man acting suspiciously.

A spokesperson said: “We are aware of a report of a suspicious incident reported at Lichfield Cathedral and that the management at the location have evacuated the site prior to police attendance.

“We are carefully reviewing the report and have the appropriate response in place, we ask the public to follow the instructions of those managing the incident.

“We are not aware of any specific threat to the location, however we continue to ask the public to report any concerns in view of the current, national, threat level and as a precautionary measure officers are investigating the report.

“We will continue to provide updates as appropriate but urge our communities to remain calm.”

Lichfield Cathedral confirmed it would remain closed for the remainder of the day.

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2 Comments

  1. Chris

    30th May, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Ooh. Bad time for Jesus to attempt the second coming given his ethnicity and country of origin.

  2. Mike

    30th May, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Perhaps someone made the mistake of trying to pray there….it does seem to be the one thing you never see happening outside of service!!!!