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Police Investigate Eastleigh Explosion
Police are investigating the circumstances following a loud explosion in or around the area of Fleming Park in Eastleigh last night.
Members of the public contacted police at around 10.30pm expressing their concerns after hearing the loud explosion.
A wide and extensive ground and air search was conducted by officers at locations where it was thought that the explosion had occurred, but there was no visible evidence or damage found.
It has been reported that someone may have been letting of flares or fireworks.
Chief Inspector Paul Bartolomeo said:
“This was a particularly frightening experience for residents living within the central Eastleigh area and I would like to reassure them that we are doing all we can to find out what it was that caused such a loud
explosion. We would ask whoever is responsible or anyone who may have seen or heard exactly what it was that caused the explosion to contact us.”
Officers will be conducting day time searches today, Tuesday, February 15, and providing reassurance to residents, while also appealing for information.
If anyone has information about who is responsible, they are asked to contact Eastleigh police station on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity line anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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