Bomb squad reportedly called to Blackpool house as teen is arrested following 'chemical materials' find

An 18-year-old man was arrested following the discovery of 'chemical materials' at a house in South Shore, police said.

Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 10:22 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:49 am
Police parked outside a house in Endsleigh Gardens, off St Annes Road, in South Shore

Residents reported seeing the bomb squad outside a home in Endsleigh Gardens, off St Annes Road, yesterday evening.

Lancashire Police said in a statement: "The incident is not being treated as terrorism related and there is not thought to be any risk to local residents."

Searches were still being carried in connection with the find, the force added, with an officer sat guarding the scene this morning.

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The bomb squad was seen outside the house last night (Pic: Gemma Holmes)

He stopped one woman, who was walking two dogs, from entering at around 9.45am, and said she was still not allowed inside.

One neighbour said a mum and her two sons live in the terraced house, which had its windows open, while another said she saw police parked outside earlier in the afternoon.

Writing on Twitter at 9.07pm yesterday, Joe Phelps asked: "Why's there a bomb squad and bare police on Endsleigh Gardens?"

Another resident said the bomb squad was still there shortly before 11pm.

The bomb squad was seen outside the house last night (Pic: Gemma Holmes)

The Gazette has asked Lancashire Police for more information.