Evacuated residents allowed to return home

The cordon by Ridgehill Road
The cordon by Ridgehill Road
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RESIDENTS have been allowed to return home after their street was evacuated for two days while police searched for dangerous chemicals.

Ridgehill Avenue, Intake, Sheffield was first evacuated on Thursday, and then again on Friday morning, after police arrested a local man in his 30s under the Explosives Act and on suspicion of attempting to produce class A drugs.

Residents are all back home this morning, after the police cordon was lifted at 2am.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The police cordon was lifted at around 2am on Saturday nce emergency services were happy all substances that were potentially dangerous were destroyed or removed.

“Emergency services, including the military, carried out a controlled explosion on Friday to safely dispose of any substances.

“Throughout this incident public safety has been of the upmost importance. Police would like to thank local residents for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“A man arrested in connection with this incident remains in police custody and is assisting with police inquiries.”

Were you affected by the evacuation? Email ben.spencer@thestar.co.uk