Leeds & West Yorkshire

Police find 'potentially explosive substances' at Golcar house

A quantity of "potentially explosive substances" was found at a house in Golcar, West Yorkshire.

The North East Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) said police officers made the discovery on Friday after searching the property "in connection with an ongoing police inquiry".

A 69-year-old man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of explosives offences.

A CTU spokeswoman said the incident was not being treated as terrorism related.

An army bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion to "dispose of the items."

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The CTU added: "We recognise that local residents may have concerns as a result of this activity but would like to reassure them that public safety has remained the priority of investigating officers at all times.

"Precautionary measures were taken at the earliest opportunity to ensure the property presents no risk to the local community."

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