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UPDATE: Two more arrests after suspicious device found in Buxton

PUBLISHED: 18:00 04 September 2012

The house on Coltishall Road, Buxton, where the device was found.

The house on Coltishall Road, Buxton, where the device was found. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY


There has been a further two arrests in connection with an incident in Buxton at the weekend when a suspicious device was found underneath a car.

A 49-year-old man from Norwich who had already been arrested in connection with the incident remains in police custody as police have obtained a Warrant of Further Detention from a magistrate this afternoon to continue to hold him for questioning for a further 30 hours.

In addition, a 25-year-old man and a 35-year-old man, both from Norwich, have also been arrested and are in custody.

Villagers in Buxton, near Aylsham were made to leave their homes for more than eight hours on Sunday after a man, believed to be in his 30s, called police just after 11am on Sunday to say that there was a device underneath his car.

A 100-metre cordon was put in place around the vehicle in Coltishall Road and Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers were called to the scene to determine the nature of the device and to make sure there was no danger to people in the village.

Bomb disposal experts eventually removed the device from under a car in Coltishall Road and it has been taken away for experts to analyse its contents.

The cordon was lifted at around 8.30pm the same day and residents returned to their homes.

Police have said they believe it was an isolated incident relating to a specific individual, with no ongoing risk to members of the community.

It has not yet been established whether or not the device was capable of causing harm.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Norwich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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