A JAMES Bond film crew van sparked a bomb squad call-out at RAF Brize Norton, it has been reported.

An MOD bomb squad allegedly had to be called to the Oxfordshire base on Tuesday night, and up to 400 personnel were evacuated. 

Crew members shooting new James Bond film No Time To Die were said to have left the van behind after filming at the RAF facility last week.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “They were filming parts of the Bond film here last week and some of the crew used the sergeant’s mess for lunch.

“Everything was packed up on Friday but amazingly one of the vans was left behind outside the mess. I don’t know if it was the film company or the hire company, but someone reported the van. Sniffer dogs from a bomb disposal unit were sent in to investigate immediately.”

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The source added: “A 300 metre cordon was put in place while it was assessed by bomb disposal teams. It is an unbelievable blunder to have caused such a massive security risk.

“I expect the film company will face a firm slap on the wrist."

An RAF spokesman quoted in the tabloid said: "The RAF can confirm that a vehicle with a lapsed pass was identified at RAF Brize Norton last night.

"To ensure the safety of our people a cordon was set up and a number of personnel were moved.

"Subsequently, the vehicle was checked and identified and as it posed no threat, all personnel were returned to their accommodation."