The Garston area of south Liverpool is in the middle of a bomb disposal drama this afternoon following a raid on a property on St Mary’s road in the village.
Officers told Skwawkbox that a raid on a property on the road, which runs parallel to the main artery into the city from the south, had revealed the presence of dangerous materials, leading to the evacuation of local shops and the establishment of a 50m perimeter to hold back the public.
Liverpool was the scene of a terrorism incident last year when a man detonated a device outside the Women’s Hospital after failing to reach a memorial event at the city’s Anglican cathedral. He was the only casualty.
Further developments are awaited.
Update: police now say the original raid that triggered the discovery was a drugs raid.
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