UPDATE: Police cordon extended after suspected ‘handmade explosives’ found at Peterborough house

The scene in Stokesay Court, Longthorpe, today, Wednesday, following the discovery of explosives yesterday
The scene in Stokesay Court, Longthorpe, today, Wednesday, following the discovery of explosives yesterday

A police cordon remains in place sealing off a Peterborough street after suspected explosives were found at a house during a raid yesterday, Tuesday June 21.

While arresting a 23-year-old man for assault, police found what are thought to be handmade explosives.

The Bomb Squad have been called to an address in Longthorpe

The Bomb Squad have been called to an address in Longthorpe

The bomb-squad attended the address in Stokesay Court, Longthorpe.

The police cordon has been extended to cordon off the road at its junction with Harlech Grange this morning, Wednesday June 22.

The man arrested remains in custody.

The hand-made devices were removed by the bomb squad last night.

The discovery is not being linked to terrorism with a Cambridgeshire police spokeswoman stating that it is being treated as an “isolated incident.”

She added: “The cordon is there just as a precaution. Neighbouring residents are still in their houses.

“Searches of the property are still ongoing. They are likely to take some time.”