Hereford & Worcester

Colwall ammunition and chemical find 'not related to terrorism'

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Image caption Some residents were evacuated from their homes following the discovery

Police investigating the discovery of chemicals and ammunition at a house in Herefordshire have said there "is nothing to suggest it is related to terrorist activity".

Officers evacuated properties in Walwyn Road, Colwall, near Malvern, on Sunday after the discovery in one residence.

People have now been allowed to return to their homes.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail while tests on the found substances are carried out.

Supt Sue Thomas from West Mercia Police thanked residents and said she was "happy" the area was safe.

"This was a contained incident, nobody was injured and at this time there is nothing to suggest it is related to terrorist activity.

"We have been assisted greatly by colleagues from the Army and Hereford and Worcester Fire Service who have helped to ensure that this situation could be dealt with as quickly as possible."

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