Trio released after bomb alert at Sheffield house

Police activity centred around this house on Abbey Lane yesterday (photo: Dean Atkins)
Police activity centred around this house on Abbey Lane yesterday (photo: Dean Atkins)
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Three people arrested following a bomb alert at a house in Sheffield have been released.

Police spent yesterday and Saturday evening searching a home on Abbey Lane, in Beauchief, after receiving a tip-off that there may be an improvised explosive device present.

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Two men, aged 28 and 20, and an 18-year-old woman were arrested at the house on suspicion of making an explosive device with intent to cause harm.

Police this morning said one man had been released on bail and the other two people were released under investigation.

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No device had been found at the address as of yesterday evening and there has been no information from officers to suggest a discovery has been made.

A cordon was yesterday in place around the house, with three police vans and two squad cars stationed outside for much of the day.

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But South Yorkshire Police reassured members of the public there was no risk to the wider community.

It is understood searches at the address were due to conclude last night, but police have yet to confirm today whether they have now been completed.