UPDATE: Bomb disposal squad attending demolition site in Northamptonshire to carry out controlled explosion

An unexploded device has been found at the former Pianoforte factory in Roade.
An unexploded device has been found at the former Pianoforte factory in Roade.
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A bomb disposal squad is currently attending a building site in Northamptonshire after an “unexploded device” thought to be from the Second World War was discovered this morning.

Police were called to the former Pianoforte factory in Ashton Road, Roade, this morning, which is currently being demolished to make way for a 292-home development.

This morning workers discovered a suspected unexploded device there.

The site has been secured by police and currently a bomb disposal squad from Explosive Ordnance Disposal is at the scene.

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said the team is now preparing to carry out a controlled explosion on the device, which is thought to be from the Second World War, though this has not been confirmed.

She added that specialists from the RAF have also been called to give guidance on how to deal with the device.

No houses in the area have been evacuated and the spokeswoman said it is expected the unexploded device can be dealt with safely.

Earlier one eyewitness claimed that an “explosion” was heard at the site this morning. But so far neither police or fire services have confirmed this.