Police hunt person behind suspicious object destroyed by bomb team in Northampton town centre

Northampton town centre bomb scare
Credit: Father Oliver Coss/Twitter
Northampton Police have told people to leave the area. Credit: Father Oliver Coss/Twitter

Police are searching for a person they believe planted a suspicious object that had to be destroyed by bomb experts.

The "suspicious object" was found in The Parade in Northampton on Tuesday morning.

Police evacuated all buildings in the area and warned people to avoid the area while the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit was called in.

The bomb experts warned there would be a "loud bang" heard in town as they carried out what they called a controlled assessment.

Just before 1pm the area was deemed to be safe and the cordons were lifted.

But Northamptonshire Police have said they are still investigating.

In a statement on social media, police said: "We will be progressing inquiries to find the person who left this item in The Parade and ascertain if any criminal offences were committed.

"Members of the public in the local area can return to their homes and alongside our partners, we’d like to thank everyone for their patience while we dealt with this incident."

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