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People returning to homes following bomb squad evacuation

Residents are now returning to their homes in Sileby in Leicestershire after they were evacuated by the bomb squad who were called to deal with suspicious devices.

Police were called to an address in Peashill Close in Sileby around 3.30pm today after grenades were discovered. The Ministry of Defence was called in but there was found to be no threat to public safety. The cordon around the area was lifted around 8.40pm this evening.

Bomb squad called to address in Leicestershire

Bomb disposal experts have been called in after police found "suspect devices" at an address in Leicestershire. Officers were called to Peashill Close in Sileby at 3.30pm this afternoon.

The incident is ongoing. Several houses have been evacuated in the Peashill Close area of Sileby."

– Leicestershire Police Spokesperson

The road remains closed and police say they expect to be at the scene for most of this evening.



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