40 homes evacuated in Sheffield on orders of army bomb disposal squad

9 October 2019, 15:33 | Updated: 9 October 2019, 16:59

The scene in Uttley Close, Darnall, where homes have been evacuated
The scene in Uttley Close, Darnall, where homes have been evacuated. Picture: Global's Newsroom

By Asher McShane

Forty houses have been evacuated on the orders of an army bomb disposal squad after a ‘suspicious item’ was found at a property in Sheffield.

A cordon was put in place after the object was found at a property on Uttley Close, Darnall.

Global's Newsroom understands residents were been told they could return to their homes shortly before 5pm.

40 houses within the 100m cordon will be evacuated as a precautionary measure while further examination takes place, police said.

Two women have been arrested.

Chief Superintendent Stuart Barton said: "The suspicious item was found during a search of a property and we are following standard procedures to ensure the safety of the nearby residents and officers at the scene. 

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to local residents, these precautionary measures are in place to ensure safety, and we will be in continual contact with those affected until they are able to return to their homes.

"I would ask people not to approach the cordon, to allow clear access for the specialists to complete their work."

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