Bomb squad called to Bitterne Park Triangle in Southampton

Daily Echo: The bomb squad in Bitterne Park Triangle The bomb squad in Bitterne Park Triangle

A BOMB disposal van was today called to a bakery in Southampton.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident, after explosive material was found at the scene.

The unit, along with several police cars, was called to Cotton's Bakers in Manor Farm Road, Bitterne Park, on the Triangle at lunchtime today.

A police spokesperson said the incident is isolated and involved no risk to the public.

A 28-year-old Southampton man was arrested on suspicion of making an explosive substance, after officers discovered some material which was thought to be explosive when they searched for a suspect in an outbuilding at Bitterne Park Triangle at about 11.30pm last night.

The 28-year-old remains in custody at Southampton Central police station.

Police were said to have arrived at the scene at around 11pm last night and have been there ever since.

The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team arrived around lunchtime today, and currently two men, dressed in camouflaged clothing are sat in the front of the bomb disposal van.

Daily Echo:

One woman, who wished to remain anonymous said that she saw an officer dressed in a white forensic suit come from the back of the bakery earlier today.

Gary Wright, who owns Garson's Quality Meats, was shocked to hear that explosive material had been found in the garden behind his shop.

He said: "The police have not told me anything so it is frightening to hear that it is something to do with explosives.

"When I turned up for work this morning I came round the corner and saw the police cars and just feared that my front window had been smashed in.

"We've never had the bomb squad down this way so I was shocked to see the van turn up."

Jacqui McBride, owner of Hair @20, said: "We have been a little bit nervous but the longer it has been out there the less concerned we have been because if there is anything to worry about we would have been evacuated.

"It would have been nice for the police to have come over and reassured us but they haven't told us anything all day.

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1:40pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Brite Spark says...

Must be the local fruit cake!
Must be the local fruit cake! Brite Spark

1:53pm Thu 5 Dec 13

lozgordon says...

What a doughnut!
What a doughnut! lozgordon

2:27pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Dasal says...

Soon cotton-ed on to it tho'.............
Soon cotton-ed on to it tho'............. Dasal

2:58pm Thu 5 Dec 13

southy says...

Some one forgot to tell him Parliament is in Westminster
Some one forgot to tell him Parliament is in Westminster southy

3:28pm Thu 5 Dec 13

userds5050 says...

One hot cross bunny.
One hot cross bunny. userds5050

3:29pm Thu 5 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Flour bombs?
Flour bombs? OSPREYSAINT

3:53pm Thu 5 Dec 13

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

Was he short of dough?
Was he short of dough? WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.

3:56pm Thu 5 Dec 13

in search of the truth says...

Brite Spark wrote:
Must be the local fruit cake!
LOL
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: Must be the local fruit cake![/p][/quote]LOL in search of the truth

5:16pm Thu 5 Dec 13

beiroot says...

Probably turn out to be Marzipan.
Probably turn out to be Marzipan. beiroot

5:26pm Thu 5 Dec 13

mickey01 says...

another sponger of our society
another sponger of our society mickey01

5:29pm Thu 5 Dec 13

iow-is-red-and-white says...

What the 'Ecc'les Cake was he thinking ?
What the 'Ecc'les Cake was he thinking ? iow-is-red-and-white

6:48pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Sholing says...

You are all taking the Micky, but he may be in knead of some serious help.
You are all taking the Micky, but he may be in knead of some serious help. Sholing

6:51pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Phantomdoll says...

I can't top any of those puns - brilliant. But I wish Melanie Adams - and other Echo reporters including Ian Murray - would remember that people ARE SITTING and are NOT SAT.
I can't top any of those puns - brilliant. But I wish Melanie Adams - and other Echo reporters including Ian Murray - would remember that people ARE SITTING and are NOT SAT. Phantomdoll

6:52pm Thu 5 Dec 13

nickguy1@hotmail.co.uk says...

Brite Spark wrote:
Must be the local fruit cake!
He'll be getting a lot of French stick.
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: Must be the local fruit cake![/p][/quote]He'll be getting a lot of French stick. nickguy1@hotmail.co.uk

8:07pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Hestie-Booble says...

There's been a Madeira! (Best said in Taggerts voice) ;)
There's been a Madeira! (Best said in Taggerts voice) ;) Hestie-Booble

9:44pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Reality-man says...

'And currently two men, dressed in camouflaged clothing are sat in the front of the bomb disposal Van'........ They need a better disguise
'And currently two men, dressed in camouflaged clothing are sat in the front of the bomb disposal Van'........ They need a better disguise Reality-man

11:12pm Thu 5 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Gun cotton?
Gun cotton? OSPREYSAINT

12:44am Fri 6 Dec 13

jshfire says...

With regards to "stephanieromero says..." - "go forth and multiply" and stop cluttering up these comment sections. With regards to the article obviously the baking soda has gone reactive !
With regards to "stephanieromero says..." - "go forth and multiply" and stop cluttering up these comment sections. With regards to the article obviously the baking soda has gone reactive ! jshfire

8:53pm Fri 6 Dec 13

bobbyboy says...

I heard they found it a very sticky ocassion and currant ly struggling to cope they seriously kneaded backup more dough and bread bins to put it in they put a hot cross Bun dle on top and took it away all pasty faced then ginger the breadman said i'll drive but the batonburglers said thy will do it in the company car a very swish Rolls.
I heard they found it a very sticky ocassion and currant ly struggling to cope they seriously kneaded backup more dough and bread bins to put it in they put a hot cross Bun dle on top and took it away all pasty faced then ginger the breadman said i'll drive but the batonburglers said thy will do it in the company car a very swish Rolls. bobbyboy

8:39am Wed 11 Dec 13

snapperdownunder says...

I love good old British humour. You lot keep me laughing for hours.
I love good old British humour. You lot keep me laughing for hours. snapperdownunder

3:39pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Reginald Miller says...

He should have used his loaf!
He should have used his loaf! Reginald Miller

2:52pm Fri 13 Dec 13

#mrirate says...

blooming heck ????
blooming heck ???? #mrirate

11:41am Mon 16 Dec 13

Jesus_02 says...

I refuse to rise to this, people in the triangle are better bread...innocent until proven.
I refuse to rise to this, people in the triangle are better bread...innocent until proven. Jesus_02

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