Sheffield & South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire street evacuated after ammunition find

Road sealed off by police
Image caption The road was sealed off after police discovered a collection of World War Two relics

More than 100 homes in Penistone, South Yorkshire have been evacuated after police found ammunition in a house.

Police said an "extensive number" of shells and bullets were found after officers entered a house in Sheffield Road after neighbours raised concerns about the welfare of the owner.

The officers found a man in his 50s dead in the house surrounded by a collection of World War Two relics.

An army bomb disposal unit is working at the property.

Ch Insp Andy Hodgkinson, from South Yorkshire Police, said the street could remain sealed off until Thursday to allow the army to check whether the ammunition posed a danger.

"The chap's obviously been collecting these relics for some years now," he said.

"So there is an extensive collection in there right through the house."

Police said they were not treating the man's death as suspicious.

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