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There is no explosive element to the object found on the M1

The M1 remains closed in both directions Credit: Stuart Paterson

Investigation by the EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) confirms that there is no explosive element to the object found, however chemical analysis is ongoing to find out what the object might be but it appears to be some form of chemical.

Thames Valley Police continues to work alongside Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and the EOD, following the discovery of a suspicious object on the M1 under a bridge past Newport Pagnell Services on the carriageway between Junction 15 and 14.

The M1 remains closed in both directions.

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The M1 is closed in both directions due to a police incident between junctions 15 (Northampton) and Junction 14 (Milton Keynes) while police investigate a suspicious object found under a bridge near Newport Pagnell.

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