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UK Nuclear submarine bomb scare
UK’s Barrow military shipyard has been evacuated as police scramble to reports of an explosive.
Staff at a shipyard in northern England that builds Britain’s nuclear submarines have been evacuated after a report of a bomb warning on a nuclear submarine.
“We can confirm there is an ongoing incident at our Barrow site and we are liaising with Cumbria Police who are carrying out an investigation,” a spokeswoman for private arms company BAE Systems said.
“As a precaution the Devonshire Dock complex has been closed. Staff, contractors and local residents are being kept informed.”
Ambulances were on the scene.
An unidentified source told The Mail, a Barrow-in-Furness based publication, that staff had been evacuated after a warning about a bomb on an Astute-class nuclear attack submarine.
This is a developing story with more to follow.
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