South East Wales

Merthyr Tydfil homes evacuated after device find

Up to 50 homes have been evacuated in Merthyr Tydfil following the discovery of a suspect device in the street.

South Wales Police cordoned off an area around Heol Tai Mawr in the Gellideg area after being alerted at 13:16 GMT.

A police spokesperson said explosive ordnance experts had reviewed images and it was a "potentially viable" device.

Roads in the area were closed, with residents nearby evacuated to Aberfan leisure centre.

Eyewitnesses said the device was detonated by a bomb disposal team, and residents were returning to their homes at 17:00 GMT.

The police said a forensic investigation would now get under way.

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