VIDEO: Road reopened after bomb disposal experts examine materials found in Fairfield

A cordon that was set up after potentially explosive materials were found at a house in Fairfield has now been lifted.

Thornsett Avenue was closed earlier this afternoon after police discovered chemicals and other materials in a shed at a house.

The bomb disposal unit was called to the scene and assessed the materials. They will now be disposed of.

The cordon, which also affected part of Boarstones Lane leading up to Fairfield Junior School, was lifted and the road reopened at 4.25pm.

Officers from Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be stationed in the area until later this evening to speak to members of the community.

Speaking at the scene, Bill Vithoulkas, 21, said: “Seeing the bomb squad here is really surreal.”

Police do not believe the incident is linked to terrorism. A person who was arrested on suspicion of possessing an explosive substance in Fairfield has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Tom Boundy, 85, was shocked to see what was happening on the street.

He said: “The police have been here since about 2pm. I have never seen anything like this before, this is such a quiet and nice street so I’m very surprised all of the police are here.”

Derbyshire Constabulary would like to thank the public for their patience during the road closure and police activity.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.