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UPDATED: Work resumes at university’s Waterside site after suspected items declared safe

UDATED: Part of the University of Northampton’s new Waterside campus building site has been reopened for workers after suspicious items were discovered on the site earlier today.

This morning police had placed a cordon around the Northampton construction site following the discovery of a “suspected explosive device.”

Police and the RAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Cambridgeshire were called to the scene to carry out tests on the discovery, which has now been declared safe.

A spokesman for the University of Northampton said: “It has been confirmed that the suspicious objects are not explosive, but they are not sure what they are. Normal work has resumed.”

Police were called following the discovery near the new Waterside development, close to an old railway line at Malthouse Close at 9.45am.

 

The new campus, due to open in 2018, is under construction near Nunn Mills Road, next to Avon off the Bedford Road in Northampton.

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