Bomb squad called in to carry out TWO explosions after discovery of war munitions

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Two controlled explosions were carried out after the discovery of historic First and Second World War munitions at a Newport Pagnell home.

An Army bomb squad assisted police who have now launched an investigation to establish the “exact nature and quantities of items” found at the property in Little Linford Lane on Saturday.

Officers responded to information provided to police following a warrant carried out by Hertfordshire Police in St Albans last Wednesday and the seizure of items from a property in Buckingham Crescent, Bicester, on Thursday.

The explosions were carried out by the Army at 6.30pm and 7.10pm on Saturday evening.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Friday on suspicion of theft from heritage and protected sites and was bailed today until November 11.

Supt Jim O’Ryan, of Milton Keynes police, said: “An investigation is in progress in relation to the discovery of First and Second World War munitions at the property in Newport Pagnell.

“Experts with the relevant expertise worked together to deal with these items safely.

“The controlled explosions posed no threat to the general public.”