UPDATE: Police declare scene as safe after items destroyed by bomb disposal team at a home in Great Livermere

Police officers investigating a home after explosives, firearms and ammunition were found have declared the scene safe.

Police had been guarding the property around the clock.

Officers from Suffolk Police alongside the military’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialists have been working at the home of a man in his 50s 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.

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

A Suffolk Police spokesperson said “The scene was removed at 12pm today and all police and partners have left.

A number of items were destroyed by EOD for safety reasons and a number of items have been recovered as evidence. The scene is deemed safe from this point.

The investigation is ongoing into whether any of the articles found or substances held are illegal and if any prosecution will follow”.

A local resident has told RWSfm that a number of items were destroyed in controlled explosions in fields close to Great Livermere village hall.

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.