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Residents return to homes after army team carry out controlled explosion on unknown chemicals found at Woodbridge property

A cordon has been lifted and residents have been able to return to their homes in a Suffolk street after an army team carried out a controlled explosion on chemicals found at a property.

It comes after police search teams discovered unknown chemicals at a property on Bridgewood Road in Woodbridge late this morning.

Around 30 properties were evacuated as a precaution and a 50-metre cordon was put in place following the discovery.

Bridgewood Road, Woodbridge (42744224)
Bridgewood Road, Woodbridge (42744224)

The army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called and removed the item from the premises to carry out a controlled explosion at 3pm.

The cordon has now been lifted and the road has been re-opened, meanwhile residents have also been able to return to their homes.

Suffolk Police have thanked those who live in the vicinity for their "patience and understanding".

It is believed that the property in which the chemicals were found is the same one at which two men were arrested last week for firearm offences .

Crispen Richards, 58, and Philip Richards, 24, of Bridgewood Road, were both later charged with possession of a disguised firearm - namely a walking stick - and possession of a shortened shotgun.

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