South West Wales

Bomb disposal team called after man hurt in Wiston, Pembs

Emergency services drafted in bomb disposal experts to Wiston Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Emergency services drafted in bomb disposal experts to Wiston

Bomb disposal experts have been called to a Pembrokeshire village following a minor explosion.

A 19-year-old man is believed to have suffered hand injuries in the blast in Wiston at 12:05 BST and was airlifted to Swansea's Morriston Hospital.

Properties nearby have been evacuated and the road towards Crundale has been closed off with motorists being asked to avoid the area.

Fire crews and the Welsh Ambulance Service have also attended the scene.

Dyfed-Powys Police say four nearby properties have been evacuated, involving a handful of residents.

In a statement, the police force said: "In order to ensure the safety of all, nearby properties have been evacuated and the road westwards has been closed.

"Explosive ordnance disposal are en route as a precaution."

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