Three men released after ‘suspicious chemicals’ find in Vulcan Road, Wigan

Three men arrested after a police raid found ‘suspicious chemicals’ at a Wigan home have been released.

Police have released three men arrested following a raid in Wigan.

Emergency services and an army bomb disposal team descended on Vulcan Road, Marsh Green, after a search warrant was executed at a flat on the morning of Saturday 26 February.

Materials, including a number of suspicious chemicals were identified and parts of both Vulcan Road and Heyford Road were cordoned off, while residents were evacuated for several hours while investigations continued.

Vulcan Road sealed off

Men, aged between 20 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 4 of the Explosives Act.

A 25-year-old man has now been released on bail and the other two released under investigation pending further inquiries.

Once the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team had established that the materials seized posed no immediate risk, householders were allowed to return to their addresses and the cordon was reduced until it only covered the building containing the first floor flat under investigation.

A version of this story appeared on our sister title Wigan Post.