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Man arrested on suspicion of manufacturing or possessing explosives in Derby

A man was arrested on suspicion of producing or possessing explosives in Derby after a bomb squad closed the street and more than 50 homes were evacuated.

  • Man arrested on suspicion of manufacturing or possessing explosives
  • Police officers attended a house in Normanton, Derbyshire, around 11:30 am today.
  • The bomb squad was also called to the scene after the item was found.
  • Police confirm that a man arrested at the scene is detained


A man was arrested and more than 50 homes were evacuated after a number of suspicious items were found in police warrants.

Police officers attended Derbyshire’s house with the bomb squad at about 11:30 am today when they discovered them.

A Derbyshire police spokesman confirmed that the man had been arrested and detained by police on suspicion of producing or possessing explosives on the scene.

Police said more than 50 homes had been evacuated on King Alfred Street, Monk Street and Urfa Street.

The army is still on the scene, but there are no signs that it is a terrorism-related incident.

According to police, a man was arrested and more than 50 homes were evacuated after a number of suspicious items were found in Derbyshire’s home.He was arrested on suspicion of making and possessing explosives on the scene

Police officers attended a house in Normanton, Derbyshire, with a bomb squad at around 11:30 am today.

Police officers attended a house in Normanton, Derbyshire, with a bomb squad at around 11:30 am today.

Photographs of the scene show the explosives disposal team and numerous police cars on the scene.

Residents are required to stay away from the area.

The compulsory statement states: ‘Explosives disposal teams are on site and many homes are currently evacuated on King Alfred Street, Monk Street and Wolfa Street.

“Residents are required to stay away from the area, and displaced people will be contacted when they are able to return home safely.”

In a later update, the unit said the incident was likely to continue into the evening as police officers worked with the explosives disposal team. There are no signs of when a resident will return home.

It continued:’Power is in contact with the Derby City Council to help those in need of temporary accommodation while they are currently unable to access their homes.

“The evacuated residents will be contacted as soon as they can return home safely.”

Keishisei Tracy Lewis said:

“At the forefront of our hearts is the safety of all people in the area and the staff in the field. I know they are working hard to get people back as soon as they are safe. I know.

“We also know that evacuation will cause people to worry, and we want to reassure them that there are no signs of a terrorist incident at this time.

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of manufacturing or possessing explosive material, and military officers continue to investigate the case.

“I recommend contacting the unit to anyone with information that the research team may be interested in.”

Witnesses Derby Telegraph:’I woke up around 9:30 am and was dreaming, but I might have vowed to hear someone yelling “get off, get off”, but dreaming I was convinced that I was just there.

“But I went downstairs to make breakfast and put something in the trash. There was a bomb squad and a police officer outside the door.

“It’s pretty nuts. I don’t expect it on Sunday afternoon.”

Another witness said the area was “quite quiet” and most residents were either family members or students.

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Man arrested on suspicion of manufacturing or possessing explosives in Derby

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