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Man arrested after chemicals found in Colwall home

Malvern Editorial 12th Jan, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A MAN has been arrested after chemicals and ammunition were found at a Colwall address.

The 49-year-old man from Worcester was detained on Sunday (January 11) after the discovery in Walwyn Road. He remains in custody.

Supt Sue Thomas said: “Protective measures were immediately put in place and it has been necessary to evacuate residents from a small number of properties nearby and put a cordon in place while officers carry out further work at the property, we would like to thank local residents for their co-operation and patience.

“We are receiving assistance from the Army and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue to make sure all the items are removed and made safe. We would like to reassure members of the public that the incident has been contained and that no-one has been injured.

“A full investigation is under way following the man’s arrest and we are now making inquiries to establish the exact nature of the chemicals. However at this time, there is nothing to suggest that this is in any way linked to any terrorist activity.”

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