[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 1 December 2006, 15:18 GMT
Controlled explosions at airport
Bournemouth International Airport
One of the bags which was blown up contained a bottle of port
Army bomb disposal experts blew up three suspect bags at Bournemouth International Airport - only to find they contained alcohol and toiletries.

The airport was evacuated and all flights suspended after a police officer discovered the bags earlier.

Two controlled explosions were carried out but the bags were found to contain nothing more than toiletries and two bottles of alcohol.

Flights are back to normal but with passengers warned to check for delays.

Insp Andy Earley, of Dorset Police, said: "These particular items, we couldn't identify what they were.

"As it subsequently turned out, one of them was a bottle of port, but without unwrapping it we were unable to say that."

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific