Bomb disposal team called over Newbury Racecourse fire extinguisher

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image captionOnlooker 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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