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Bomb squad called and houses evacuated as police arrest man on suspicion of explosives offences

Bombrigade is called in and homes are cleared as police arrest a man on suspicion of explosives crimes

  • In the town of Belper, Derbyshire, several homes were evacuated on Friday night

Residents have been evacuated and nearby roads have been closed after a man was arrested on suspicion of explosives offenses in a rural market town.

Several homes in the town of Belper, Derbyshire, were evacuated after police were called around 6pm on Friday evening to reports of concerns about a man’s safety.

The police searched the house and discovered a number of suspicious objects.

The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of explosives offences, Derbyshire Police said.

Police closed off several residential roads around the Acorn Drive address, with a 100-yard cordon on the advice of bomb disposal experts.

Police closed several residential roads around the Acorn Drive, Derbyshire address

There is no indication how long the evacuation and road closures will last, police added.

Police say an update will be made as soon as more information becomes available.

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