Homes evacuated in Trowbridge

A 27 year old man has been arrested after hundreds of people had to evacuate their homes in Wiltshire last night. Police were called to Trowbridge after reports of a fire in a flat and concerns were raised about materials found in the property.

Police continue investigations following evacuation

Police say they will be in the area for most of today Credit: ITV News West Country

Police in Wiltshire are continuing investigations this morning following the evacuation of a number of homes in Trowbridge last night. Officers were called to a fire on Bond Street after concerns were raised over material found in the property.

A bomb disposal experts were brought in and residents were allowed to return to their homes around 9pm. A 27 year old man has been arrested.

Detective Inspector Mark Power said today "I’d like to thank the local residents and members of the public for their co-operation and patience during the evacuation and initial enquires yesterday evening.

"People may notice a small on-going police presence in the area today as our enquiries continue. "If anyone does have any concerns there will be members of the local Neighbourhood Policing Team in the area throughout the day that they can approach. Alternatively they can contact police on 101."

Man arrested after evacuation of homes in Wiltshire

A 27 year old man has been arrested after hundreds of people had to evacuate their homes in Wiltshire last night.

Police were called to Trowbridge after reports of a fire in a flat on the corner of Bond Street and Wesley Road. A hundred meter cordon was set up after concerns were raised about materials found in the flat. Residents were allowed to return to their homes around eleven o'clock last night.

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Hundreds told to leave homes in Wiltshire

Homes evacuated in Trowbridge
Homes evacuated in Trowbridge Credit: ITV Westcountry

Hundreds of people were tonight evacuated from their homes in Wiltshire after chemicals were discovered.

Police were called to Trowbridge after reports of a fire and smoke in a flat on the corner of Bond Street and Wesley Road.

The Ministry of Defence was called.

A hundred meter cordon around the property has just been lifted and people have been allowed to return to their homes.