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Great Eastern Run 2019 cancelled due to suspicious activity reported in good faith but misinterpreted say Peterborough police

The 'suspicious activity' that cancelled this morning's Great Eastern Run in Peterborough is now thought to have been harmless, police have said.

The race, which attracted more than 3,000 runners - and thousands more supporters - was called off on the start line at 11am.

Police had been called to reports of a man acting suspiciously at mile 11 of the course, but at 2.45pm today they issued a statement that said: "Following a comprehensive investigation it is believed that the witness was acting in good faith but has misinterpreted what was seen."

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