Sunday, August 19, 2012

Police evacuate 100 homes after 'explosives and firearms' are found inside a house in Donnington, Telford, Shropshire

A hundred homes were evacuated today after suspected explosive materials were found at a property.

Police made the discovery in Donnington, Telford, Shropshire, while conducting a search warrant, and a number of firearms were also found.

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently at Malinsgate Police Station being questioned by detectives.

Explosives experts are currently at the property and a cordon has been established to protect the public.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: 'Explosives experts are currently at the property and a cordon has been established to protect the public.

'As a precautionary measure, around 100 homes in the immediate vicinity of the property are also being evacuated.' Read More