'Suspicious' finds on Wearside not dangerous

Military experts called in to assess "suspicious items" found in a Wearside house have said the items posed no risk to the public.

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

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

Residents living nearby were evacuated from their homes but were later allowed to return following the investigation.

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

A cordon was placed around the area, which has since been removed.

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