A man who was arrested after potentially explosive material was found at his home, which led to the evacuation of around 50 homes, has been bailed by police.
An Army bomb disposal team was called to Chestnut Grove, Mexborough, South Yorkshire on Saturday following concerns that a local resident had bought a number of items which together could be hazardous.
A 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives. A spokesman for South Yorkshire police said the man has now been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Enquiries are continuing at a house in Mexborough near Doncaster after potentially hazardous materials were found. Around 50 homes were evacuated this morning following the discovery.
"I would like to personally thank residents for their continued patience whilst we conduct our investigation. The community spirit has been second to none as up to 50 homes have been evacuated. I'd also like to thank Doncaster Council and Highwoods Pub for all that they have done in supporting those residents during this period. We hope to have everyone back in their homes in time for tea."
– Superintendent Liz Watson, South Yorkshire Police.
A 55-year-old man has been arrested after 'potentially hazardous' material was found in a house in Mexborough. Around 50 homes were evacuated amid concerns over public safety. The man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives for an unlawful purpose.
Residents on a Doncaster street have been forced to leave their homes after 'potentially hazardous material" was found at a house. A cordon has been put in place around the property on Chestnut Grove in Mexborough.
A police spokeswoman said the cordon was to ensure the safety of the public while the material is assessed. Firefighters are at the scene along with Doncaster Council.