A MAN has been arrested and emergency services remain at the scene after a number of suspicious items were found at a property in Grimethorpe this morning.

Police found the suspicious items at an address on Brierley Road after executing a warrant.

The army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team is now at the scene and a 100m cordon is in place as a precaution while emergency services carry out their work.

All roads within the 100m cordon are closed at this time and immediate neighbouring properties have been evacuated. Members of the public are asked to avoid the area.

A 58-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of offences under the Firearms Act and remains in custody.

Assistant Chief Constable David Hartley, gold commander, said: "Public safety is our top priority. We are working together with our partners to build up a full picture of the circumstances surrounding this incident and the suspicious items which have been found. This could take some time and we remain grateful to the public for their cooperation, patience and understanding as we carry out this critical work.

“We will continue to keep you updated as this incident progresses.”