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Man bailed in relation to suspected explosives incident

Man bailed in relation to suspected explosives incident
Man bailed in relation to suspected explosives incident Credit: ITV Central

A man has been released on bail in relation to suspected explosive substances discovered at a house in Telford.

Police have now concluded their investigations at the address in Leonards Close.

Inquiries are continuing to find out what the substances were that were found at the property.

Evacuees allowed back into their homes

100 homes were evacuated this morning and are now allowed to return Credit: ITV Central

West Mercia Police have confirmed that residents are being allowed to return to their homes after suspected explosive materials have been assessed and pose no risk to the public.

Police had evacuated around 100 properties in Leonards Close earlier this morning after the discovery of suspected explosive materials during a routine search at a property.

Detective Chief Inspector Jason Wells from Telford CID said:

"I'd like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding while we have dealt with this incident and can reassure them that, after thorough checks by experts, we are happy that the area is completely safe and there is no risk to the public."

A man remains in custody at Malinsgate Police Station and is being questioned by detectives in relation to this incident.

Police are continuing their investigations at the property.

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Police continue to investigate suspect explosives

Firearms and suspected explosives were discovered by police this morning at a property in Telford. Credit: ITV Central

This is the current scene in Telford as police investigate suspected explosives discovered in a property this morning.

The discovery was made this morning while police carried out a search warrant at the property in Leonards Close, Donnington, which has lead to 100 homes being evacuated.

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Police seal off area surrounding suspected explosives

Police have evacuated a number of homes in Telford after the discovery of suspected explosives at a property.

The discovery was made this morning while police carried out a search warrant at the property in Leonards Close, Donnington.

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently being questioned by police.

Police have sealed off the area around Leonards Close and evacuated 100 homes as a precaution Credit: Viewer
Explosive experts are at the scene after police discovered suspected explosives and firearms this morning Credit: Viewer
Evacuated residents are being taken to a local leisure centre until officers have ensured the area is safe Credit: Viewer

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100 homes evacuated after suspected explosives found in Telford

Police have evacuated a number of homes in Telford after the discovery of suspected explosives at a property.

The discovery was made this morning while police carried out a search warrant at the property in Leonards Close, Donnington.

A number of firearms were also found at the property.

Explosives exerts are currently at the scene and around 100 homes are being evacuated as a precaution.

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently being questioned by detectives.

Detective Chief Inspector Jason Wells from Telford CID said:

"We apologise to local people for any disruption this may cause them, but you will understand that we need to ensure the public's safety while we continue to deal with this incident.

"At this time, officers are continuing to work at the scene alongside explosives experts to establish what, if any, explosives are present and to ensure that the area is made safe."

– Detective Chief Inspector Jason Wells

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