UPDATE: Soldier arrested after bomb disposal teams attend incident in Aylesbury

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A serving soldier has been arrested after bomb disposal units were dispatched to a house in Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, on Sunday afternoon.

It is believed that ammunition was found at the Mandeville Road property.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said there were no explosives at the home, adding that it would be ‘inappropriate’ to make any further comment.

The RMP is investigating the incident, although a spokesman for the force would not confirm any details.

Neighbours were told to stay away from the area for two hours while officers were at the site.

One neighbour confirmed the occupant of the house is a member of the Armed Forces who had recently returned to the town on leave.

Witnesses said they saw military and civilian police officers in and around the property, with a Thames Valley Police car remaining at the site until Monday morning.

A number of neighbours said they were ‘worried’ by the presence of the bomb disposal team near their homes.

One resident, Brian Davis, said: “We came back from church and the police were there.

“They told us to leave the house for two hours and then come back.

“They didn’t tell me anything about what was going on.

“It was concerning but I suppose they’ve got to be careful.

“It must have been something serious for them to tell us to go out for two hours.”

The incident was initially handled by Thames Valley Police before being handed over to the RMP.

An RMP spokesman said: “A bomb disposal team did attend an event in Aylesbury as a result of a Thames Valley Police investigation.

“That investigation has been taken over by the Royal Military Police.

“The investigation is ongoing so we are unable to confirm any further details at this time.”

The RMP is the corps of the British Army responsible for the policing of service personnel. The RMP provides military police presence both in the UK and while service personnel are deployed overseas on operations and exercises. Members of the RMP are often known as ‘Redcaps’ because of their peaked caps and berets.

RMP roles can include arrest and detention, searches of people, property or vehicles, incident control, and crime scene management. The military service also provides close protection both for at risk military personnel and those of other Government departments.