Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Petersfield recycling site closed as bomb squad called out

Army bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion at a waste recycling centre in Hampshire following the discovery of a suspicious package.

Examinations are continuing at the facility in Bedford Road, Petersfield, after the item was found in a bin just after 09:00 GMT.

Police said it posed "no threat" to the public but the site would remain closed as a precaution.

Roads around the facility were reopened following the controlled explosion.

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