Berkshire

Woodley workshop explosion: Injured man stable

A man is in a stable condition in hospital after he was involved in an explosion at a workshop in Berkshire, police have said.

Thames Valley's counter terrorism officers were called to Woodley after the blast at Wednesday lunchtime.

A 56-year-old man was airlifted to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital with injuries to his hands and face.

Inactive ammunition was found while crews were putting out the fire which was not said to be terrorist related.

Nearby houses were evacuated in the incident.

Wokingham Local Police Area Commander, Ch Insp Christian Bunt, said the incident was "in no way terrorist related".

Thames Valley Police is now launching a criminal investigation into the incident.

Det Sgt Carl Bradford said the ammunition had been taken away from the address and disposed of in a "controlled manner".

He said the cause of the explosion was "yet to be determined".

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