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Monday, 15 October, 2001, 07:01 GMT 08:01 UK
All clear for cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral was evacuated on Sunday
Tests carried out on a white powder sprinkled on the floor of Canterbury Cathedral have revealed it did not contain any harmful substances.

The Cathedral was evacuated on Sunday after a man was seen dropping white powder in one of the chapels.

More than 200 people inside the building were ordered to leave.

The area was sealed off and the substance was removed for analysis by firefighters wearing chemical protection suits.

Kent Police said tests found the powder was harmless and the cathedral would reopen on Monday.

Despite an intensive search for the suspect, who left the Cathedral without being challenged, no arrests have been made.


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