Cars Damaged in Explosion


Chadwick Road still cordoned off 18 hours after the blast

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident which occurred this morning in Eastleigh (Saturday, April 10).
An explosive device was placed on a driveway in Chadwick Road, Eastleigh.  The device exploded at around 2.40am this morning and caused extensive damage to three vehicles.
No one was injured as a result of this incident.
The scene has been cordoned off and the cordon remains in place while officers conduct their investigation.
No homes were evacuated.
The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit attended the scene to assist police.
Detective Chief Inspector Dick Pearson, said: “We are appealing to anyone with any information about this incident to come forward.  Were you in the area at the time of the incident?  Did you see or hear anything suspicious, or do you know why someone would target an address on Chadwick Road?
“The area has been searched and no other devices were located.  We believe this was an isolated incident and there is nothing to suggest this was linked to any act of terrorism. The incident is being investigated as a criminal damage offence recklessly endangering life.
“I would urge anyone with any information to get in touch with us to assist us with our investigation.”
Two people have been arrested, a man aged 56 and a woman aged 58, both from the Eastleigh area.