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Fireworks exploded after 200 evacuated over 'bomb scare'

Homemade fireworks have been revealed as the cause of a bomb scare which forced a mass evacuation of homes and led to seven controlled explosions by bomb disposal teams.

Up to 200 people were forced to leave their houses in Derbyshire after police said they found a potentially volatile substance in a flat. A 55-year-old man was arrested.

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Possible 'volatile substance' forces 200 from homes

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

Residents living with 100 metres of the property in Newhall were asked to leave after the substance was discovered this afternoon, the Derbyshire Constabulary said in a statement.

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