A 55-year-old Man Arrested After ‘Explosives’ Found

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Around 50 homes in South Yorkshire have been evacuated and the material is being assessed by the police.

Homes in Chestnut Grove, Mexborough, have been evacuated

Homes in Chestnut Grove, Mexborough, have been evacuated

A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives after “potentially hazardous material” was discovered at a property in South Yorkshire.

Around 50 homes in Chestnut Grove in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, have been evacuated and a cordon put in place around the area.

The material is currently being assessed by police.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Officers from South Yorkshire Police and partner agencies, including South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, are currently at the scene.

“South Yorkshire Police would like to thank members of the public for their patience and co-operation while inquiries continue.”

Source news.sky.com 5:06pm UK, Saturday 08 March 2014

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