WATCH: Controlled explosion carried out on suspect package

A controlled explosion has been carried out tonight on a suspect package found in Northumberland.

Police were called to Cowpen Road, Blyth, at 6.30pm today (Tuesday) after a suspicious package was found.

A controlled explosion was carried out on a suspect package found in Blyth. Photos by John Tuttiett.

A controlled explosion was carried out on a suspect package found in Blyth. Photos by John Tuttiett.

Officers attended and cordoned off the area as a precaution while enquiries were carried out to establish what the package was and whether it posed any cause for concern.

Explosives Ordnance Disposal attended and as a precaution a controlled explosion was carried out to allow it to be examined.

A section of Cowpen Road, near to Blyth Service Station, was closed for a short time to allow the incident to be dealt with.

The road has now been reopened.

Click the link above to see a slideshow of images from John Tuttiett and Steve Miller, who were on the scene.