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Bomb disposal team called over Newbury Racecourse fire extinguisher

A bomb disposal team at Newbury racecourse Image copyright Knight Print
Image caption Onlooker Craig Leech said he saw the military unit placing an object in the back of their van before driving away

A bomb disposal team was called to Newbury Racecourse after builders identified a fire extinguisher as a "suspicious package".

Specialists from the army attended the scene shortly after police were called at 10:50 GMT.

Onlooker Craig Leech said he saw the military unit place an object in the back of their van and drive away.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "The item was examined and was revealed to be an old fire extinguisher."

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