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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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Residents 'will not be returning to homes tonight'

Residents in Newhall, who were evacuated after a "potentially volatile substance" was found, have been told they will not be returning to their homes tonight.

Police and fire crews continue to work at the scene. Credit: Rich Davis

Up to 200 people were asked to leave their homes at around 9.30pm after police discovered the substance at a flat and arrested a 55-year-old man.

Rich Davis told ITV News that his grandparents had been forced to stay with friends as police and fire crews continue work at the scene.

A school has been opened to provide shelter to those who need it, Mr Davis added.

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