Bomb squad carry out controlled explosion on Hoylake beach

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The Army’s Royal Logistic Corps were called out to Hoylake this afternoon after Police discovered ‘chemicals’ in a house.

It is believed the “chemicals” were found in a house on Stanley Road at 3:30pm.

Police have been at a property on Stanley Road since Thursday August, 31 after a search warrant was executed at the property.

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At the time a number of suspected firearms and ammunition were discovered, along with unknown powders and liquids.

No arrests have been made so far in connection to the investigation

Wirral Online readers told us how they heard the blast throughout the town.

A spokesman from Merseyside Police said:
“We can confirm that an item removed from a house in Hoylake during a search has been safely disposed of on the beach by colleagues from the Army Royal Logistics Corp.

“A cordon was put in place as a precaution whilst a controlled explosion was carried out.

“The search of the house by specialist police and fire officers remains on-going at this time.”