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Houses in Coventry evacuated after man detained under Explosives Act

The EOD was called to examine the items. Credit: ITV News Central

A number of neighbouring homes have been evacuated after suspicious items were found at a house in Coventry.

A 20-year-old man has been detained under the Explosives Act.

The Army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) was called to examine the items.

A cordon has been placed around the property in Brookside Avenue and police have closed the road.

Credit: ITV News Central

"Today's search and small evacuation is being done as a precautionary measure and we appreciate the understanding of people affected by the disruption.

"Enquiries continue to establish if the items at the property are suspicious, and we're keeping an open mind."

– Chief Superintendent Mike O'Hara