ALDI shoppers were today evacuated after the discovery of what is believed to be an unexploded World War II bomb.
Crowds were hurried out of the supermarket in Northampton as authorities raced to the scene.
Bomb disposal experts rushed to the Weedon Road store at around 10am.
The supermarket has since been cordoned off while investigations are carried out.
Other businesses in the area have also been evacuated.
It is understood the alarm was raised following the discovery of what appeared to be an unexploded device from WW2.
A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Police said: "Members of the public are being advised that several businesses have been closed in the Weedon Road area of Northampton.
"Northamptonshire Police received a report that a suspicious item had been found at premises in the Mansard Close area of the town at about 9.10am this morning.
"Following an initial assessment, colleagues from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Explosive Ordnance Department (EOD) were called to attend the scene.
"A cordon has been established while a further assessment takes place, which has resulted in the closure of Mansard Close and part of Duston Road, along with the closure of several businesses in Weedon Road."
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