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Volunteers respond as World War munitions found

19 September 2014

Our emergency team responded on 18 September after a bundle of World War One and Two munitions were discovered at a house in Bicester.

As a local man was arrested, Thames Valley Police made preparations for a series of controlled explosions.

While part of the Oxfordshire street was closed off and residents were asked to leave their homes, a fire and emergency support service team was called out and raced to the scene.

Jack Newing, emergency response co-ordinator, said: “Our five volunteers were on hand to make things a little easier for  the residents of the evacuated properties.”

He added: “We provided practical help and refreshments, and also acted as a communication point between the residents and the emergency services.

“It’s good to be there for people when they need us.”

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