Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man held after explosive device found in Southampton

Suspicious incident in Manor Park Road
Image caption Bomb disposal experts from the Royal Navy were called to the property

A man has been arrested after an explosive device was found in the garden of a property in Southampton.

Several homes were evacuated after police were called to a house in Manor Farm Road, Bitterne Park, at 09:40 BST.

Hampshire police said a 100m cordon was put up and a controlled explosion was carried out by bomb disposal experts.

A force spokesman said a 41-year-old man was held on suspicion of making an explosive device.

The road was closed and local bus services diverted while the incident was dealt with.

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