Homes evacuated in West Yorkshire after bomb squad search property

Homes have been evacuated in West Yorkshire tonight after a bomb squad searching a home found a number of "potentially suspicious packages".

Wednesday, 10th November 2021, 5:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th November 2021, 5:22 pm

Police are currently in attendance at an address on Foxroyd Lane, Dewsbury.

Officers searching the property found a small number of potentially suspicious packages, police confirmed.

The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team have been called to attend to examine the packages and to ensure a safe removal.

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Foxroyd Lane, Dewsbury Pic: Google

A police cordon is in place and a number of houses close to the home have been evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Enquiries remain ongoing, police confirmed.

Chief Inspector James Troisi of Kirklees Police said: “I appreciate that there may be concern in the community about this, but we have a number of local officers in the area and it is absolutely standard procedure to evacuate nearby properties in such situations as a precaution.

“Anyone with information that may assist with enquiries is asked to contact 101 quoting log 776 of 10/11.”