South West Wales

MoD base at Aberporth evacuated after device found

The Ministry of Defence base at Aberporth in Ceredigion was evacuated following the discovery of a suspect device.

Bomb disposal experts have now made it safe and removed it from the site.

Police were informed about the device at 1030 BST on Friday.

Staff were led to safety and precautionary road closures put in place. The area where the device was found was contained.

Local officers were on hand to give advice to residents near to the site.

The MoD said the road was closed 300 yards each side of the base main gate.

At 1550 BST, Dyfed Powys Police confirmed the Bomb Disposal Unit had taken the device off site.

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