A1 closed after reports of explosion at Catterick

The A1 is closed in both directions after reports that an explosion was heard in or around Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.

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Detonators for explosives found next to the A1

Police investigating reports of an explosion in and around CatterickGarrison says they have found a number of ageing detonators alongside the A1 adjacent to Marne Barracks.

These detonators are being removed by the army’s bomb disposal team to a safe area where a controlled explosion will take place.

However a police spokesman insists that the detonators were NOT the cause of the original explosion reported by staff at the Marne Barracks at 3am.

The search for the source of that explosion continues and the police say that the A1 will reopen when it is safe to do so.

The road has been closed in both directions in the Catterick area since 3am.

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