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Evacuation after radioactive canister found in Hampshire town

Part of a Hampshire town was evacuated last night after a radioactive canister was found in a shed.

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Evacuation after radioactive canister found in Hampshire town

Emergency crews attend the incident in Tadley last night Credit: Press Photo Agency

Part of a Hampshire town was evacuated last night after a radioactive canister was found in a shed.

Emergency services were called to an address in Tadley at 20:36 last night.

A 45 metre cordon was put in place and 16 households were evacuated so that the canister could be investigated.

The cordon was quickly scaled right down to the shed.

The canister was collected by the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).

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