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Belper evacuation was not terror related

Police have confirmed the incident which saw residents in Belper evacuated from their homes on Friday was not terrorism related.

All residents whose properties were evacuated following the incident in Belper are now able to return to their homes.

Enquiries are continuing into the items found at the address, however, police are able to confirm that this is not being treated as a terrorist incident and there are no wider risks or concerns regarding the safety of the public.

Officers attended an address in Acorn Drive in Belper just after 6pm last night (3 Feb) after the force was called to reports of a concern for the safety of a man.

A search of the house was made and a number of suspicious items were found and a man has been arrested on suspicion of explosives offences.

Following advice from Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team a 100-metre cordon had been put in place which included properties in Acorn Way, Acorn Drive, Swinney Lane and Swinney Bank.

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