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Residents allowed home after evacuation in Malvern

Map of Walwyn Road, Malvern, Worcestershire. Credit: ITV News Central

Residents in Colwall, near Malvern, Worcestershire are being allowed to return to their homes after a cordon was lifted.

Police had to evacuate a number of properties earlier today after the discovery of chemicals and ammunition at a property in Walwyn Road.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested and is being questioned by detectives in relation to the incident.

Explosives experts were called in to assess the finds but are happy that the property is safe and there is no danger to the public.

Police will continue their investigations at the property.

Man arrested after discovery of 'chemicals and ammunition'

A 49-year-old man has been arrested after police discovered 'chemicals and ammunition' during an ongoing investigation in Walwyn Road, Colwall near Malvern.

A small number of residents were evacuated immediately from their homes and a cordon was put in place while officers carried out further work at the property.

A full investigation is now under way following the man's arrest and inquiries are being made to establish the exact nature of the chemicals.

The police have stressed that there is nothing to suggest that this is in any way linked to any terrorist activity.

We are receiving assistance from the Army and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue to make sure all the items are removed and made safe.

We would like to reassure members of the public that the incident has been contained and that no-one has been injured.

– Superintendent Sue Thomas

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Villagers evacuated over 'ongoing police incident'

Villagers have been evacuated from their homes and others told to stay indoors due to an ongoing police incident.

A cordon has been set up while police investigate the incident at a property in the village. Credit: PA Wire

Residents in Colwall, near Malvern, Worcestershire, reported seeing a bomb disposal team in the area.

It follows three days of police activity surrounding a house in the village.

West Mercia Police said it was "necessary to evacuate residents from a small number of properties" following "an ongoing investigation into an incident at a property".

One resident, Tim Dixon, said part of "sleepy Colwall" had become a hub of police activity.

Residents evacuated from houses near Malvern

Police are responding to an incident in Walwyn Road. Credit: ITV News Central

A small number of residents have been evacuated in Colwall, near Malvern, due to an ongoing police investigation.

Police are responding to an incident at a property in Walwyn Road.

The properties evacuated are nearby but police have said the move is to ensure the safety of the public.

A cordon is in place to allow officers to carry out further work at the property.

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Eight-year-old girl kicked in the head by a horse in Malvern

West Midlands air ambulance Credit: West Midlands Ambulance

An eight-year-old girl was kicked in the head by a horse in Malvern and had to be airlifted to hospital shortly before 7.50am this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to a property in Blackmore Park Road, Malvern Wells.

She sustained a nasty head wound and was unconscious for a short time.

She arrived at Birmingham Children's Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

The eight-year-old girl had reportedly been kicked in the head by a horse.

Upon assessment, ambulance staff found she had sustained a nasty head wound and suspected she had been knocked unconscious for a short time.

Ambulance staff gave the girl pain relief and anti-sickness drugs to help manage her condition before she was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman

Malvern school attack: missing boy found on train

Police say the missing 13-year-old who they wanted to speak to following an incident at a Malvern school, was found on the 4.55pm train to Hereford.

Officers were called to The Chase Technology College at 8.45am this morning. A 13-year-old girl and a male teacher were found injured after a knife attack.

West Mercia Police told ITV News that the 13-year-old boy has been arrested.

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