Residents return home as cordon lifted in South Yorkshire 'bomb' scare

Residents who were evacuated after a bomb disposal team was called to check ‘suspicious items’ on a South Yorkshire street have been told to return to their homes.

Saturday, 13th June 2020, 8:52 am
Updated Saturday, 13th June 2020, 8:53 am

The Army bomb disposal team has now left Coronation Avenue, in Barnsley, and the cordon has been lifted.

A scene remains in place at the property where ‘suspicious items’ were found during a warrant being executed yesterday (Friday. June 12).

A 40-year-old man was arrested. It is not known what he was arrested on suspicion of.

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Up tp 50 homes were evacuated.

Residents who were evacuated from 50 homes close to the property in question can now return home, said South Yorkshire Police.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Anyone who has chosen to stay with friends and family rather than use the evacuation centre as advised, is reminded that government guidelines in relation to coronavirus must continue to be observed. People should return to their homes as soon as possible.

“Continuing to socially distance and stay apart will prevent people from becoming a contact and reduce the risk of spreading the virus in the community.

“Police and partner agencies would like to thank residents for their patience.”

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