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Device found in Fulwood was ‘viable explosive device’

Posted on - 19th June, 2024 - 1:46pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Fulwood, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Police in Fulwood on 18 June
Police in Fulwood on 18 June

One of the devices that triggered a number of homes to be evacuated and a cordon established yesterday was a ‘viable explosive device’, police have now confirmed.

Around 69 homes were evacuated and a cordon put in place around Watling Street Road in Fulwood after police received a call at around 12.25pm yesterday (18 June).

As reported yesterday, one controlled explosion was carried out by bomb disposal teams at the scene with another device being taken to another location for a controlled explosion.

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The cordon was then lifted and people were allowed to return to their homes.

Today (20 June), police continue their investigation and continue to appeal to the public for information. There is an increased police presence in the area.

A spokesperson for police said: “One of the items was found to be a viable explosive device, the other was not a viable explosive device.

“You will notice an increased police presence in the area. We have a dedicated investigation team making enquiries, and reassurance patrols will continue. This is being treated as an isolated incident and we do not believe it is linked to any other investigations.”

If you saw anything unusual in the area yesterday, or have information which could assist police with their investigation, you can call 101 – quoting log 0556 of 18th June 2024.

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