Victoria Park closed off for controlled explosion after Portsmouth police discover '˜suspicious object'
AN ORDNANCE disposal team will carry out a controlled explosion in Victoria Park after a '˜suspicious object' was discovered.
Police were called to a building in Stanhope Road in Portsmouth tonight following the report of a ‘suspicious object’.
In a message posted on Twitter at 9.32pm, Portsmouth Police said an explosive ordnance disposal team had been ‘called in’ following the sighting – with a view to carrying out a ‘controlled explosion’ in Victoria Park.
Officers said the explosion would take place ‘shortly’,
The news follows reports of University of Portsmouth students being evacuated from a building close to Stanhope Road after 6pm.
Portsmouth Police has urged city residents not to ‘be alarmed’.