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Nottingham Incident: Controlled explosion carried out as evacuations and road closures remain

A controlled explosion has been carried out as police continue to investigate a suspicious incident in Nottingham this evening.

Police said at 10:19 pm Friday 28 June:

Work is ongoing to keep people safe after two suspicious packages were found in Lenton – one in Allington Avenue and the other in nearby Maxwell Court.

The package found in Maxwell Court has now been safely dealt with by Explosive Ordinance Disposal engineers.

A second controlled explosion is planned regarding the other package, but cordons remain in place until it can be made safe.

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Roads in the area remain closed.

People are advised to stay away from the area until further notice.

A number of displaced residents have been evacuated as a precaution.

Nottingham Trent University students affected by this ongoing incident can contact the university on 0115 951 3013.

University of Nottingham students affected can contact the university on 0115 848 6462

The Walton Hotel has also opened its doors for people to stay, in the short term, while our work continues at the scene.

We would like to thank residents and members of the public for their patience and understanding.

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