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Raf Stanmore Park (Explosion)

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 28 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make an urgent statement on the explosion which occurred at RAF Stanmore Park on Thursday 21 June at 9.35 am.

At approximately 8.15 am on 21 June a sports holdall was found by a civilian worker on the ground inside the perimeter fence at RAF Stanmore Park adjacent to a civilian workshop. The area was immediately cordoned off and evacuated.A bomb disposal team had begun clearance operations with the civil police when the holdall exploded at approximately 9.30 am. There were no injuries, but a nearby workshop was damaged.The police investigation is continuing.