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Police search address in Newcastle

08 Feb 2017 15:35 PM

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10pm UPDATE

This is an update in relation to the police search in Hamilton Place in Newcastle.

A full search of the gardens at the address has been carried out by search officers and EOD. Nothing of concern has been found.

18 neighbouring properties had been evacuated earlier this evening as a precaution. The search is now complete and all residents are able to return to their homes.

Officers will remain in the area this evening to reassure residents.

Chief Inspector Alison Best said: "We want to thank local people for their support throughout this operation. We received information that there could have been potentially harmful objects in the garden of the property and given the circumstances it was appropriate that we called in the experts to carry out the search.

"We are now satisfied following assistance from EOD and Tyne and Wear Fire Service that there is nothing of concern at the location. Local residents can go about their normal business.

"I'd like to thank our partners for their assistance in this operation and especially Newcastle city council for helping to look after the residents who were evacuated at short notice. They did a fantastic job in reassuring local residents and helping officers keep them safe and up to speed with what was happening."

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Police are carrying out a search of a garden in the west end of Newcastle.

On February 6 officers received information that two potentially harmful items may be buried in the garden of an address in Hamilton Place.

Officers from the EOD are in the area currently searching the garden of the property.

The safety of the public is our priority and so as a precaution police have cordoned off the garden while the search is safely carried out.

The occupant of the address has been temporarily moved, however no other residents in the area are affected at this point.

Police are in the area and will keep residents updated.



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