A scrapyard was evacuated and the area around it cordoned off yesterday after a bucket containing an explosive substance – possibly gelignite – was discovered under some trees.
At about 10 am, police were alerted to the suspicious bucket at Everitt Enterprises in Industrial Pl, near the Oamaru Racecourse.
One fire appliance with six crew and a police car attended the scene and police cordoned off an overall area of 300m for about four hours.
By Daniel Birchfield and Ruby Harfield
PHOTO: DANIEL BIRCHFIELD – An expert army explosive team was at the scene of yesterday’s explosive scare at Industrial Place in Oamaru.
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