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Peterborough half marathon cancelled due to 'man acting suspiciously'

A half-marathon in Peterborough was known as off following stories of a “man acting suspiciously”, police have mentioned.

The Perkins Great Eastern Run was due to happen on Sunday, however was cancelled 30 minutes after its unique begin time “in the interests of safety”, occasion organisers mentioned.

Cambridgeshire Police mentioned its officers have been known as at 9.50am to stories of a person acting suspiciously on Alexandra Road, shut to the occasion’s route in Peterborough.

Police mentioned data was handed to the race director who then determined to cancel the occasion.

In an announcement, the race organisers mentioned: “In the interest of safety for our participants we took the decision to cancel the half marathon half an hour after its original start time because of police information that a man was acting suspiciously close to the route.”

Organisers mentioned runners might be contacted subsequent week to “confirm the process for the full refund of entry fees”.

Thousands of individuals have been anticipated to participate within the race, which was organised by Peterborough City Council and was due to begin at 10.30am.

Those who have been unable to participate can even defer their entry for the 2020 occasion, organisers mentioned.

“We are disappointed, as we are sure you are. Thank you for your understanding,” the race organisers mentioned.

Last yr’s Perkins Great Eastern Run noticed 3,452 individuals end the race.

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