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Police raid properties in Burnham as part of investigation into possession of explosives

| September 29, 2017

Police have raided properties in Burnham as part of an investigation into the possession of explosives.

The warrants were executed at around 11.00pm on Thursday 28th September 2017 a property in The Fairway and at industrial premises in Britwell Road at around 1.00pm.

Police arrested a 41 year old man from Burnham on suspicion of making explosive substance for unlawful purpose. However police are saying that their investigation is not related to terrorism.

During the raids The Fairway was closed but it has since re-opened.

Inspector Brendan Murray said: ‘I understand this warrant may cause concern to local residents but I want to reassure the community that the road was closed as a precautionary measure.

There are ongoing searches and residents may see officers in protective equipment. Police dogs have also been at the scene to help with the searches, which may take a number of days.

Officers and staff will be in the area to speak to residents and answer any questions that members of the public may have.

This is a multi agency operation with the Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and South Central Ambulance Service also at both scenes. No-one has been injured.

I want to thank local residents for their cooperation and patience. The safety of residents and the safety of our officers and staff are paramount.

We will continue to update the community as the investigation and searches progress.

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