Southampton pair quizzed after explosive device found

Suspicious incident in Manor Park Road A woman and man, both from Southampton, are held by police after being arrested on suspicion of making an explosive device found in the city

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Two people are being held by police after an explosive device was found in the garden of a Southampton property.

A 62-year-old Southampton woman was arrested on suspicion of making an explosive device at another address in the city after the incident in Manor Farm Road, Bitterne Park, on Wednesday.

A 41-year-old Southampton man had been arrested earlier in the day on suspicion of the same offence.

Several homes were evacuated following the discovery.

Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion and the road was closed while the incident was dealt with.

Hampshire Constabulary called it an "isolated incident" and said there was no threat to the public.

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