Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Dozens of Sheffield homes evacuated over 'suspicious item'

Police at the scene
Image caption Police said 40 houses within a 100m cordon had been evacuated

Dozens of homes were evacuated in Sheffield after a "suspicious item" was discovered at a house.

The item was found at a property on Uttley Close in Darnall, leading to 40 homes being evacuated following advice from the Army's bomb squad.

Police said two women from Sheffield had been arrested in connection with the discovery and were in custody.

Residents have been allowed to return to their homes after a police cordon was removed.

Image caption Specialist experts are assisting at the scene

Ch Supt 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.

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