Explosion rocks Eastleigh


Two police helicopters scrambled

A huge explosion has rocked Eastleigh tonight sending twitter and facebook into meltdown.

The town briefly became a twitter trending topic shortly after 11 pm when the sound of a blast was heard all over the town and as far away as North Baddesley, Valley Park and Chandlers Ford.

One resident in Derby road contacted Eastleigh News to say the explosion had rattled her windows.

Police and the Fire Brigade are reported to have raced to the Chadwick Road area – the scene of a Bomb explosion last year but left soon after arriving.

Helicopters from Reading and Lee-on-Solent were scrambled and began to hovered over Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford for about 30 minutes.

A bomb was also previously used to blow up a gatso camera on Bishopstoke Road last year.

Photo: madmick99

Update see: Police appeal for info on Eastleigh explosion

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