BREAKING: Bomb disposal called to Hoylake house after ‘suspicious powders’ found during raid

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The bomb squad were called to a house after officers discovered suspicious liquids and powders during dawn raids.

Merseyside Police carried out dawn raids on Stanley Street, Hoylake at 8:10am – where they found ‘suspected firearms and ammunition,’ as well as a ‘quantity of unknown powders/liquids’.

Despite officers warning there is ‘no risk’ to the neighbours or local community, specialists are set to return to the property tomorrow to carry out further tests and sampling.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police warned the emergency services would remain at the scene ‘for some time’.

A police spokesperson said: “A specialist advisor from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and work is ongoing to establish what the powder/liquids are in order that they can be disposed of safely.”

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad were also called as a precaution but have now left the scene.

A Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson added: “MFRS attended the incident in an advisory capacity to conduct an initial assessment.

“A specialist unit will return to the property tomorrow morning (Friday September 1) to carry out further tests and sampling.”

 

More to follow.