Armed police lock down street after major incident – helicopter circles above

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According to reports, Lister Avenue in Bradford has been closed while police deal with the incident. Locals said a helicopter has also been spotted in the area for several hours but it has not yet been confirmed whether it has landed.

One local said: “Armed police all over the backs & fronts of Lister Avenue, arrests have been made & the house & garages are being ransacked by police.”

The ongoing incident has caused heavy traffic in the area due to the road closure.

Last week, a quiet residential road was sealed off and evacuated amid reports of a bomb scare.

A road in Burley was cordoned off by police and homes evacuated after a bomb threat sparked a major emergency on January 14.

The police confirmed that the incident was triggered by “firework-type devices” being found in a vehicle.

The force called in bomb disposal experts to “safely remove them”.

The homes on Wolsley Road in Burley, the police said, were evacuated as a “precaution”.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Firework-type devices have been found in a vehicle at the scene in Wolseley Road and Army bomb disposal experts have attended to safely remove them.

“A cordon is in place and Burley Road has been closed between Cardigan Road and Greenhow Road.

“A number of homes in Wolseley Road have been evacuated as a precaution.”

Express.co.uk has approached West Yorkshire Police regarding the Lister Avenue incident.

More to follow…



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