Homes cleared after "suspicious" find on Wearside

Homes in a Wearside street have been evacuated and military experts called after "suspicious items" were discovered at a house.

Police made the discovery at a Housing Association property in Moor Court, Bournmoor, Houghton le Spring, on Friday evening.

A spokeswoman for Durham Police said the items were a "cause for concern" but officers could not identify them.

The tenant of the property was not at home when the discovery was made.

A small number of residents are staying at a nearby village hall while the area is examined.

Other nearby residents are being urged to stay indoors.

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