Suspicious package destroyed outside RAF base

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Police say a suspicious package has been discovered outside the perimeter fence at RAF Waddington.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “At 10.22 this morning (Tuesday), a suspect package was discovered just outside the perimeter fence at RAF Waddington by a member of the RAF. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team has been called to investigate the package further. The package has now been destroyed and was not thought to be suspicious.

“It’s reassuring that through vigilance the package was located.

“RAF Waddington takes the security of its establishments and surrounding areas very seriously. There has been no impact on station operations or to the local community.”