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Cordon lifted as officers finish searches of house in Holmewood

The cordon in Shakespeare Street, Holmewood, has been lifted as police have completed the searches of a house.

Officers attended a property in Shakespeare Street this morning and arrested a man on suspicion of making or preparing explosives with intent.

At the house a number of suspicious items were found which required the attendance of the Explosive Ordnance Division from Chetwynd Barracks.

Superintendent Jonathan Clark said: “I understand how concerning this type of incident can be and I would like to thank the local community, and in particular those who were evacuated today for your patience and support.

“Items were found at the house during a warrant and had to be examined, to ensure they were safe, by colleagues from the Explosive Ordnance Division.

“Just before 3.50pm today (6 December) officers lifted the cordon and residents are now able to return to their homes.

“Though concerning and in view of a similar incident yesterday in Derby, I would like to reassure the public that there is no information to suggest that this is terrorism related incident at this time.

“There is also nothing to indicate it is linked to yesterday’s incident.

“The man, who has been arrested on suspicion of making or preparing explosives with intent remains in police custody at this time.

“I would urge anyone who has any information that may be of use to the officers investigating the incident to contact the force.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the force using any of the below methods, including reference 228 of 6 December.

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