BOMB ALERT: Police find 'crude improvised explosive device' at Sheffield house

Police said the improvised explosive device was discovered last night
Police said the improvised explosive device was discovered last night
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A 'crude improvised explosive device' has been found at a house in Sheffield, following a bomb alert over the weekend.

Police were called to a home on Abbey Lane, in Beauchief, on Saturday evening, after receiving information to suggest there may be a bomb at the property.

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Searches that night and throughout Sunday had failed to turn up any device as of yesterday evening.

But police this morning said a 'crude improvised explosive device' had now been recovered from the modest-looking detached house.

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Three people were arrested at the address over the weekend on suspicion of making an explosive device with intent to cause harm.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police today said a 28-year-old man had been bailed, while an 18-year-old woman and a second man, aged 20, have been released under investigation.

"Officers are continuing their enquiries into the isolated incident after lifting the police cordon at 10pm yesterday, after a crude improvised explosive device had been recovered," he added.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting the incident number 883 of March 3.