Women held on suspicion of Explosives Act offence after 'suspicious item' is found in Sheffield house

Two women were arrested on suspicion of an Explosives Act offence after a ‘suspicious item’ was found in a house in Sheffield, it has emerged.

Thursday, 10th October 2019, 10:38 am
Updated Thursday, 10th October 2019, 4:03 pm

The women, aged 42 and 20 and both from Sheffield, were arrested yesterday after a police search of a house in Uttley Close, Darnall, led to the Army’s bomb squad being called.

Around 40 homes were evacuated and a police cordon was erected while bomb squad specialists examined the item of concern.

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Two women were arrested after a suspicious item was found in a house in Uttley Close, Darnall, Sheffield

Residents were allowed back into their homes a few hours later.

They claim the house at the centre of yesterday’s police operation had been empty for some time but had recently been moved into.

The women arrested over the incident have been released under investigation.

This morning, South Yorkshire Police said: “A 42-year-old woman and a 20-year-old woman, both from Sheffield, were arrested under Section 4 of the Explosives Act.

“They have both now been released under investigation.

“Officers attended the address as part of an ongoing investigation.”