Bomb squad called to Northampton neighbourhood after 'suspicious device' found in woods

A bomb disposal unit and a police van at Shadowfax Drive this afternoon.
A bomb disposal unit and a police van at Shadowfax Drive this afternoon.
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A bomb disposal squad from the Ministry of Defence was called out to a Northampton neighbourhood today.

A "suspicious device" was found in a wood near Shadowfax Drive, Lings, at around 11.30am today (December 13) prompting a full emergency reponse by the MoD.

Police and service personnel from the MoD.

Police and service personnel from the MoD.

Bomb disposal crews, police and fire & rescue were called to the scene to examine the object.

A spokeswoman from Northamptonshire Police said: "The device did not pose any immediate danger and was removed."

Police and service personnel from the MoD in Shadowfax Drive.

Police and service personnel from the MoD in Shadowfax Drive.