Bomb squad called to Leicestershire village, residents evacuated.

Updated: Sep 14, 2019

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Police and bomb disposal are at a quiet Leicestershire village this afternoon.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of making or possessing explosives under suspicious circumstances.

Emergency services including the bomb disposal and hazardous area teams were called to a property on Vicarage close in Newbold Coleorton near Ashby earlier today.

Police have released the following statement.

“A warrant was executed this morning (Thursday) at an address in Newbold Coleorton under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of making or possessing explosives under suspicious circumstances.

There is no evidence that this has links to terrorism and is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

Officers are at the scene, along with colleagues from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Explosive Ordinance Disposal. Enquiries are ongoing.

As a precaution, three properties have been evacuated and there is a cordon in areas of the village.”

EMAS - East Midlands Ambulance Service has issued a statement, A spokesperson said:  

“We received a call at 2.06pm today to Coalville to assist police with an incident. We sent two paramedics in two ambulance cars and our Hazardous Area Response Team”

Updated News 21:00

Residents from the three properties that were evacuated have been allowed back and all cordons have been lifted.


Updated News Sat 14/09/19

A man has been charged with six offences following the execution of a warrant at an address in Newbold Coleorton, near Ashby.

Matthew Montanow, 29, of Vicarage Close, Newbold Coleorton, has been charged with three offences.

He has been charged with:

One count of making or possessing an explosive under suspicious circumstances

Four counts of possessing firearm ammunition during a five year period following a suspended sentence of three months or more

One count of possessing ammunition for a firearm without a certificate

Officers attended the address on Thursday 12 September, where Montanow was arrested.

He will be appearing at Leicester Magistrates’ Court this morning (Saturday 14 September).

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