Bomb squad called to suspicious objects in Fulwood

Two controlled explosions have been carried out after bomb disposal experts were called out to a street in Fulwood.

Around 12.25pm yesterday, (Tuesday, June 18) they attended an incident in Watling Street Road, Fulwood, following a report two suspicious objects, believed to be grenade-type devices, had been found close to an address.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called with properties evacuated and a cordon established.

Following assessment, the EOD team carried out a successful controlled explosion of one of the objects at the scene, with a second object removed to a second location and a further controlled explosion taking place.

The cordon was then lifted with homeowners returning to their properties.

A spokesperson said: ‘’We understand the impact this incident has had on residents and want to thank them for their patience and understanding while emergency services helped bring the matter to a safe conclusion.

‘’An investigation into the circumstances around the incident is underway. If you saw anything unusual, or have any information which may assist police, please call 101 quoting log 0556 of June 18.’’

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