'Suspect device' which saw part of Kettering taped off was discarded battery pack

A police cordon was in place yesterday

Monday, 28th June 2021, 10:48 am
Updated Monday, 28th June 2021, 10:50 am
Police taped off the area.
Police taped off the area.

A 'suspect device' spotted on top of a bin in Kettering yesterday (Sunday) turned out to be a discarded battery pack.

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Police taped off an area around North Park as a precaution at about 11.30am after reports that the device had been found in Burghley Street.

The device was visibly on top of a bin and was examined - but thankfully it turned out to be a discarded battery pack which posed no danger.

The cordon was lifted early in the afternoon.