Road reopens after detention of suspicious vehicle at RAF Lakenheath

Suspicious vehicle at RAF base
Suspicious vehicle at RAF base
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A road has reopened after being closed for more than six hours while a suspicious vehicle at RAF Lakenheath was detained.

US Air Force Security Forces stopped a suspicious lorry at RAF Lakenheath’s commercial gate at around 8.50am today.

Following the discovery, US Air Force and MOD personnel, with the help of Suffolk Police, diverted traffic on the A1065 along a stretch of road from the B1112 to the Wangford Road junction.

As a precautionary measure, officials also closed the commercial gate and the main gate at that base.

Both gates have now reopened and the A1065 has reopened for normal use.

A base spokesman said UK MOD personnel fully resolved the issue without incident at approximately 3pm.

He said: “RAF Lakenheath leadership thanks its host nation partners and members of the local community for their quick help and patience, which allowed the incident to be resolved safely and securely.”