Officers at the Surrey home of the French Alps shooting spree victims have confirmed items discovered were not hazardous and said neighbours evacuated from their houses could safely return. A police spokesman said:
Surrey Police can confirm that items found... are not hazardous. The items were found earlier today when the search of the property was extended from the main building to outbuildings in the garden.
The extension to the cordon has now been lifted and residents who were evacuated earlier as a precaution are now being allowed to return to their homes.
The army bomb disposal team have left the house belonging to the al-Hilli family.
Residents living in two roads near the home of the al-Hilli family in Surrey have been evacuated from their homes and a team of army bomb disposal experts have arrived.
Police investigating the French Alps shooting spree today evacuated an area around the victims' home in Surrey due to "concerns" about items found at the address.
Neighbours living close to the property in the affluent village of Claygate were prevented from returning to their houses as detectives examined the mock-Tudor house for clues.
Police said in a statement: "Surrey Police can confirm that due to concerns around items found at the address ... officers have extended the cordon surrounding the property."Neighbours in the immediate area are being temporarily evacuated."
A team of bomb disposal experts have arrived at the al-Hilli family home in Claygate, in Surrey.
Teams of police investigating the French Alps shooting spree today evacuated an area around the victims' home in Surrey due to "concerns" about items found at the address.
Zena, the four-year-old girl who witnessed her parents being gunned down in the French Alps has returned to the UK, while her older sister Zeynep is no longer in a coma, investigators have said.
A friend of the family has been helping police with the investigation at Woking police station.
The man, who would not give his name, said:
I am a family friend. I have been speaking with police inside the station but I cannot say any more.
When asked if he was assisting with the investigation, he said "yes".
The man visited the family home on Saturday where he spoke with officers.
Two Surrey police officers carrying Tasers and side firearms spent around 10 minutes in the al-Hilli family home in Claygate, Surrey, before leaving.
A Surrey Police spokeswoman said:
We can confirm the two officers who entered the house were firearms officers.
Firearms officers are routinely deployed on searches.
She was unable to give a reason for their visit.