Bomb squad and police vehicles in Anvil Close, Uckfield. Picture: Josh Gibbens

Bomb squad called to Anvil Close, Uckfield

Update, Thursday, July 23, 2.25pm: Police say a 38-year-old man was interviewed under caution at Anvil Close, Uckfield, this morning, but was not arrested.

They say enquiries will continue to establish what, if any, offences may have been committed.

Update, Thursday, July 23, 2.08pm: Police have now left Anvil Close, Uckfield, after being at the scene for most of the morning after executing a search warrant under the Explosives Substances Act.

Update, Thursday, July 23, 2pm: Two Army men have locked two black bags in their bomb disposal squad lorry and returned to a house in Anvil Close, Uckfield.

Later they removed a cardboard box. They also took metal boxes in and out of the property.

It is belived they have taken materials away to their base in Kent for examination.

Neighbours have reported hearing a loud bang in the vicinity of the property in recent weeks.

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Two black sacks brought from a property being searched by police and bomb disposal experts are secured in a van.

Materials removed from the Anvil Close property by members of the Royal Logistics Corp

Materials removed from the Anvil Close property by members of the Royal Logistics Corp

 

Our original story: The bomb squad has been called to a semi-detached house at Anvil Close, Uckfield. They are inside the property with CID officers.

Police said officers have executed a search warrant under the Explosives Substances Act.

“Some items at the address are currently being examined by explosives experts from military ordnance disposal, to assess what their potential for harm may be.

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Bomb disposal experts in Anvil Close, Uckfield.

“There is no risk to the public and no adjacent premises have been evacuated at this time. There have been no arrests at this time.”

The police said there was no suggestion of any terrorist involvement. Neighbours suggest fireworks may be involved.

Two police officers remain outside a semi-detached property where there has been a police presence for most of the morning. A Royal Logistics Corps Bomb Disposal vehicle arrived at about 11.45am.

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There is no cordon and people have not been evacuated from their homes.

Miss Heidi Schlieder who lives in the adjoining property told UckfieldNews.com that she had not been told anything about what was happening.

“I am wondering whether we are actually safe. We have not been told to leave the house.”

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Neighbour Heidi Schlieder: “I am wondering whether we are actually safe. We have not been told to leave the house.”

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Police in Anvil Close, Uckfield, during an incident involving the bomb squad. Picture: Nick Fontana.

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Picture: Nick Fontana

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Picture: Nick Fontana

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