Southampton pair quizzed after explosive device found
- 15 May 2014
- From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight
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.