Bomb hoax leads to evacuation of homes

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Residents were evacuated from their homes when a man arrested by police claimed there was a bomb in his car.

Officers were called to Victoria Street, Clay Cross, in the early hours of yesterday to deal with reports of a suspicious car in the street. When they arrested two men at the car, one claimed there was a bomb inside.

The Army Bomb Disposal Squad was called and police cordoned off nearby streets.

A Derbyshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police are treating the incident as a hoax.”