Kingsthorpe suspect package was school play prop

A suspicious package which led to part of Northampton being sealed off was found to be an item for a school play.

The bomb disposal unit was called to Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, after the package was reported at 0950 BST.

Police said that following a controlled explosion, officers confirmed the device found was not a bomb.

They added the evacuation of the area and diversions had caused significant disruption, but did not say what the school play item was.

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