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'Potentially volatile substance' forces evacuation in Newhall

Up to 200 people have been evacuated from their homes in Derbyshire after a "potentially volatile substance" was found in a flat.

A 55-year-old man has been arrested.

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Seven controlled explosions after dangerous substance found

Bomb disposal experts have carried out seven controlled explosions at a Derbyshire home where a highly dangerous substance was found, ITV News Central can reveal.

Police say the substance they have been dealing with is so volatile that at least one of the explosions was carried out a mile away from the scene.

Bomb disposal experts have carried out seven controlled explosions in Newhall Credit: ITV News Central

Officers were even concerned about transporting the material by road, and considered evacuating homes along the entire route it was being taken.

The army bomb disposal team are now back at the scene ensuring all traces of the substance have been removed.

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