Residents to return home after chemical drama

Residents allowed to return home
Residents allowed to return home

The man arrested for being in possession of illegal chemicals has been released on bail as residents are finally allowed to return to their homes.

Humberside Police and partners would like to thank residents for their co-operation during the past few days whilst they have been dealing with an incident at a house on Oxford Street.

The cordon has now been removed from the streets and will now only include the house.

Police executed a warrant yesterday (August 4) following reports of illegal chemicals being stored on the property. They arrested a 54 year old man for being in possession of illegal chemicals.

The man arrested has this afternoon been released on bail and will be monitored. He will in due course be free to return to his home once police and scientists have cleared the scene. We want to reassure residents that the risk was associated with the chemicals and not with the individual.

Working with partner agencies police have now disposed of the higher risk chemicals. The remaining chemicals are being processed and removed on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Residents are being advised this evening that it is safe to return home.

Humberside Police, Emergency Services, Local Authority and partner agencies will remain to wrap up the operation and reassure residents over the coming days.