Bomb squad closes off street and evacuates more than 50 homes after officers found ‘suspicious items’ in search of home as suspect is arrested
- Officers attended a house in Normanton, Derbyshire, at around 11.30am today
- The bomb disposal unit was also called to the scene after the items were found
- A man who was arrested at the scene remains in custody, police confirmed
A man was arrested and more than 50 houses have been evacuated after a number of suspicious items were found during a police search warrant.
Officers attended a house in Derbyshire alongside a bomb disposal unit at around 11.30am today when they made the discovery.
A man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody, a spokesman for Derbyshire Police confirmed.
Police said more than 50 houses were evacuated in King Alfred Street, Monk Street and Wolfa Street.
Police said a man has been arrested and more than 50 homes have been evacuated after a number of suspicious items were found at a house in Derbyshire
Officers attended a house in Normanton, Derbyshire, alongside a bomb disposal unit at around 11.30am today
Pictures from the scene show the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team and a number of police vehicles at the site.
Residents have been asked to stay away from the area.
‘Those evacuated will be contacted when it is safe to return to their homes,’ a Derbyshire Police spokesman added.
An eyewitness told the Derby Telegraph: ‘I woke up at about 9.30am and I thought I had been dreaming but I could have sworn that I heard someone shout “get down, get down” but I just convinced myself that I was just dreaming or something.
“But then I went downstairs and made breakfast and went to put something in my bin and there was the bomb disposal unit and a police officer outside my door.
“It’s pretty nuts. Not what you expect on a Sunday afternoon.”
Another witness said the area is ‘pretty quiet’ and most the residents are either families or students.