Houses evacuated in Stevenage after suspected explosives found

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with suspicious items found in Wisden Road, Stevena

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with suspicious items found in Wisden Road, Stevenage. Picture: Matt Powell - Credit: Archant

Police have evacuated 32 houses on Wisden Road after discovering items which may be explosive.

Police have cordoned off a portion of Wisden Road, as bomb specialists arrive. Picture: Matt Powell

Police have cordoned off a portion of Wisden Road, as bomb specialists arrive. Picture: Matt Powell - Credit: Archant

The items were discovered in a bin shed this morning after a man was arrested due to an unrelated event and his property was searched.

A police officer at the scene said: "While searching his flat this morning we found some items which may be explosive."

The bomb disposal team has set up a 50m corden on Wisden Road and are advising the public to avoid the area.

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The officer added: "There is nothing to indicate the male who was arrested has anything to do with terrorism."


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He confirmed counter-terrorism officers had been and left after finding nothing.

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