Army bomb squad evacuate homes on quiet city street in UK

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An Army squad have evacuated a number of homes on a quiet street in Liverpool following a police raid.

Merseyside Police carried out a search warrant at around 8.20pm this evening (Monday, September 19) on Netherby Street in Dingle, Merseyside.

A full search was conducted and shortly afterwards police erected a cordon covering around one third of the street. Vehicles were blocked from crossing with tape.

Then at around 10.15pm Royal Army Ordinance Corps arrived at the scene, reports The Liverpool Echo.

A police matrix van – a vehicle used to tackle incidents of serious organised crime and disorder which are often seen after large scale crime incidents in Liverpool – was spotted first with police either side of the cordon.

The the army bomb disposal van arrived, with Merseyside Police then confirming that a number of homes on Netherby Street had been evacuated.

A police statement read: “Officers are this evening, Monday 19th September, at a house in Toxteth. A warrant was executed at an address on Netherby Street at 8.20pm and officers remain on scene.

“A full search of the property is currently being carried out and a small number of neighbouring properties have been evacuated while enquiries are continuing.”

Liverpool Echo reporter Abigail Nicholson, who is at the scene, tweeted: "One of the officers who arrived with the Army bomb squad vehicle has just left a home on Netherby Street holding a package in his left hand."

Later updates added: "The men from Army Bomb Ordnance Corps are now working in their vehicle. A number of police officers are also by the car.

"A bomb squad officer has just entered the home for a second time wearing a mask. He’s come back out with a white envelope."

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