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Major incident declared after 'bomb making equipment' found as area evacuated

NewsMajor incident declared after 'bomb making equipment' found as area evacuated

Police have executed a search warrant in Lancashire after “bomb-making” equipment was found, a local MP has said. 

Speaking to Lancashire Live, Katherine Fletcher, the MP for South Ribble, said she was informed of a “major incident” in Leyland today. 

She said: “I am being kept updated by Lancashire Police about a major incident in the centre of Leyland this morning. There is a large cordon around the Broadfield Drive area of the town that extends into the civic centre.

“A man has been arrested following the execution of a search warrant at an address. This is an excellent example of our police working proactively to protect our communities.

“I thank all officers involved for their work today.”

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