Bomb disposal team called to house in Hampshire

Hampshire Police were alerted to a suspicious incident at a property on Manor Farm Road in Bitterne Park just before 9.40am this morning.

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Statement from Hampshire Constabulary on suspicious device

Hampshire Constabulary is continuing investigations today at two addresses in Southampton following the discovery of a suspicious device in the garden of a property at Manor Farm Road in Bitterne Park yesterday. This is being treated as an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

A controlled explosion was carried out on the device yesterday and it was removed from the property. Subsequent investigations have shown that the device was non-viable.

41-year-old Pascal Knorr-Gulde of Bond Road, Southampton was charged with one count of bomb hoax, placing an article with intent. He was remanded in custody.

A 62-year-old woman from Southampton arrested in connection with this investigation has been bailed until June 10, pending further enquiries.

Investigations continue following bomb scare

Two people are still being questioned after a suspicious device was found at a house in Southampton. A bomb disposal team were called to Manor Farm Road in Bitterne Park yesterday afernoon. They spent several hours examining the device before a controlled explosion was carried out.

This is being treated as an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public. A controlled explosion was carried out on the device yesterday and it was removed from the property at Manor Farm Road. Subsequent investigations have shown that the device was non-viable. A 41-year-old man from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of making an explosive device at another address in the city and is continuing to help police with their enquiries today. A 62-year-old woman from Southampton was also arrested on suspicion of the same offence and is also helping police with their enquiries.

– A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson

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