Police are updating on ‘unknown substance’ found in the Crewe house as the barrier is still in place

Police have released an update on the ‘unknown substance’ found in a house in Crewe, stating that a ‘place is still in place’.

On Monday, November 8, Cheshire Police officers conducted a search at an address on Leighton Street in Crewe as part of an ongoing investigation.

During the search, officers discovered an ‘unknown substance’ inside the property, and as a precaution, everyone inside the address was evacuated.

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The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene to assist with further investigations, and police said that “at present, there are no risks to the wider community”.

The force also placed a roadblock on Underwood Lane from the intersection of West Street to the intersection of Badger Avenue around 2 p.m., to allow fire trucks to access the address.



A police roadblock is currently in place

Around 9 p.m., Crewe police tweeted: “We have now completed our search at an address on Leighton Street, Crewe, and Underwood Lane has now reopened.”

Now, police have released an update on the incident, stating that the investigation is “ongoing” and a scene “remains in place” at the address.



A Cheshire police spokesman said: “Inquiries regarding the unknown substance are still ongoing and a scene is still in place at the address.

“However, we would like to reiterate that there is no risk to the wider community.”

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