Man arrested on suspicion of causing explosion to endanger life in Whaley Bridge

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion to endanger life in Whaley Bridge.

Thursday, 27th July 2017, 10:19 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:43 pm
Police on Elnor Lane, Whaley Bridge.

Police and firefighters attended a house on Elnor Lane at around midnight after receiving calls about an explosion.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing a 'very loud' bang - and birds flew from the trees.

A number of homes were evacuated but residents are now returning to their properties.

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A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman described the explosion as 'small'.

The spokesman added: "The Explosion Ordanance Disposal team attended in the early hours of the morning and one house remains under cordon.

"No one was injured as a result of the incident.

"A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion to endanger life.

"We do not yet know the cause of the explosion.

"The investigation is ongoing."

A resident, who did not want to be named, said: "I was asleep at around midnight when I heard a very loud bang and then heard sirens.

"You don't expect this type of thing to happen in such a quiet location."

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