April 10, 2019 / 12:42 PM / 13 days ago

British shipyard evacuated after report of a bomb on a nuclear submarine

LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - A shipyard in northern England that builds Britain’s nuclear submarines was evacuated on Wednesday after what a local news website said was a bomb warning.

“As a precaution, the Devonshire Dock Complex has been closed,” a spokeswoman for BAE Systems said. “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 known previously as the North-West Evening Mail, that staff had been evacuated after a warning about a bomb on an Astute-class nuclear attack submarine. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and Paul Sandle; editing by Stephen Addison)

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