Two pictures of police cordon and bomb squad after a 'suspicious item' was found in a neighbourhood in Sheffield, south Yorkshire
The alarm was raised after police found a ‘suspicious item’ while searching a home (Picture: Jenny Eells/BBC)

About 40 homes have been evacuated in Sheffield over a ‘suspicious item’ was found by police as they searched a house.

The Army’s bomb squad were called to the scene and advised people to leave their homes while a 100 metre cordon was put in place.

Two women from the city have been arrested in connection with the discovery and are being held in custody.

Residents were urged not to panic and were offered shelter in the Phillimore Community Primary School while they waited.

(Picture: Jenny Eells/BBC) A cordon has been put in place in Darnall following the discovery of a suspicious item at a residential address on Uttley Close. Following advice from the army's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, approximately 40 houses within the 100m cordon will be evacuated as a precautionary measure while further examination takes place. Arrests have been made in relation to this matter and two women from Sheffield remain in police custody for questioning.
A cordon has been put in place while specialists get to work (Picture: Jenny Eells/BBC)
(Picture: Jenny Eells/BBC) A cordon has been put in place in Darnall following the discovery of a suspicious item at a residential address on Uttley Close. Following advice from the army's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, approximately 40 houses within the 100m cordon will be evacuated as a precautionary measure while further examination takes place. Arrests have been made in relation to this matter and two women from Sheffield remain in police custody for questioning.
Police have arrested two women from Sheffield in connection with the incident (Picture: Jenny Eells/BBC)

Chief Superintendent Stuart Baron apologised on behalf of South Yorkshire Police for any inconvenience caused to residents.

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He added: ‘These precautionary measures are in place to ensure safety and we will be in continual contact with those affected until they are able to return to their homes.’

People have been urged not to approach the cordon to help specialist officers get on with their work.

(Picture: Jenny Eells/BBC) A cordon has been put in place in Darnall following the discovery of a suspicious item at a residential address on Uttley Close. Following advice from the army's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, approximately 40 houses within the 100m cordon will be evacuated as a precautionary measure while further examination takes place. Arrests have been made in relation to this matter and two women from Sheffield remain in police custody for questioning.
Bomb disposal experts advised people clear out from the area (Picture: Jenny Eells/BBC)
(Picture: Jenny Eells/BBC) A cordon has been put in place in Darnall following the discovery of a suspicious item at a residential address on Uttley Close. Following advice from the army's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, approximately 40 houses within the 100m cordon will be evacuated as a precautionary measure while further examination takes place. Arrests have been made in relation to this matter and two women from Sheffield remain in police custody for questioning.
Residents reportedly took shelter in a nearby school while investigators tried to find out what the problem was (Picture: Jenny Eells/BBC)

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