Explosives consultants have shut the Channel Tunnel terminal in Folkestone after a suspicious car was stopped.
A person has been detained and a cordon put in place after the car was stopped throughout a routine safety verify on the terminal at round 10.30am.
Police have confirmed that the safety incident is just not linked to the ongoing seek for Daniel Khalife, the fugitive who escaped jail on Wednesday.
Access to the Folkestone terminal is at present suspended and clients are suggested that journey will probably be severely disrupted all through the afternoon.
In an image obtained by Sky News, automobiles might be seen queueing amid the delays.
Customers are suggested to verify the LeShuttle web site and social media for the newest journey data.
A driver on the terminal stated a member of workers advised him that the world was on lockdown on Friday morning.
There could be a delay of a few hours minimal, he advised Sky News.
Meanwhile, police are working “night and day” to recapture Khalife, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has stated.
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The 21-year-old former soldier escaped from Wandsworth jail on Wednesday morning.
Speaking from Delhi, the place he’s on the G20 summit, Mr Sunak stated: “I know people will be anxious about it but police are working very hard to recapture the individual concerned and the justice secretary has initiated an internal inquiry into the circumstances around his escape.”