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Bomb squad returns to Wakefield centre after chemicals found

An army bomb disposal unit has returned to a flat near Wakefield city centre after unknown chemicals were found during a police search last night.

Bomb disposal experts back in Wakefield after chemicals found Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Forensics officers are also at the property in Westgate End while some of the streets surrounding it are still closed to pedestrians.

It comes after a 41-year-old man with links to the flat was arrested in Leeds.


Wakefield city centre cordoned off after arrest

Police say that parts of Wakefield are still closed due to an on-going incident in the Ings road and Westgate area. The incident is following the arrest of a man yesterday on suspicion of a drug-related offence. Officers say chemicals were found in a house and the incident is not terror related.

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The A642 Westgate End is closed between Alverthorpe Road and A642 Westgate / Parliament Street. Also affecting A638 Ings Road Westbound between A636 Denby Dale Road / Denby Dale Road and Back Lane and A638 Quebec Street Southbound between A642 Westgate / Parliament Street and A636 Charlesworth Way.

Access to the A642/A638 is also blocked on Alverthorpe Road, Plumpton Road, Lawefield Lane and Chald Lane.


Police 'absolutely disgusted' over condition of dogs rescued from house

West Yorkshire Police have said they are 'absolutely disgusted' with the condition of two dogs found neglected inside a house in Wakefield.

Officers were called by the RSPCA to help rescue the dogs after concerns over their welfare.

The dogs' owners are being now interviewed in connection with neglect offences.

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