Man arrested after firearms, ammunition and explosives found at a home in Great Livermere

A man has been arrested after a number of explosive materials were discovered at a property in Great Livermere.

Police attended an address on Birds Croft at approximately 1pm yesterday, Wednesday 30 March, after receiving concerns regarding the storage of suspected explosive items at the property.

A Police cordon remains in place

Officers conducted a joint visit with Trading Standards and subsequently identified a quantity of potentially prohibited firearms, ammunition and explosive materials.

Police were assisted by Suffolk Fire and Rescue teams, as well as Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers who carried out an initial assessment of materials found and confirmed the property as safe.

A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene under the Explosive Substances Act 1883 and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. He has subsequently been released on police bail until Friday 22 April pending further enquiries.

Police are guarding both the front and rear of the property.

No properties have been evacuated, however a cordon at the address is expected to remain in place into the weekend as police searches of the property are ongoing and officers conduct enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.