Relief as residents can safely return home

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Following a turbulent 48 hours residents have been allowed to return to their homes after illegal chemicals were found at a property in Bridlington.

The cordon over Oxford Street and surrounding streets has been lifted following the removal of the "higher risk chemicals" from the house. The cordon is now only in place over the house where the chemicals were found.

The cordon has been lifted

The cordon has been lifted

Specialist scientists will continue working tonight (August 5) and Saturday morning to process and remove the remaining chemicals.

Resident, Paul Atkinson, said: "It's just nice to be home, back in your own living room with the kettle on after the stress of the last 48 hours.

"The only thing we were worried about was our two cats which had to be left on their own at our house."

Residents have thanked the hospitality of The Spa Bridlington who provided accommodation for those evacuated.

Residents are happy to be home

Residents are happy to be home

There were 40 homes evacuated yesterday as illegal chemicals were found on a property on Oxford Street as part of a pre-planned raid.

The 54 year old man arrested for possession of illegal chemicals has been released on police bail and will be allowed to return to his home once the cordon on the house has been lifted.

The cordon has been lifted

The cordon has been lifted