1bombBomb disposal teams rushed to an industrial estate in Hull after police found military grade explosives. Police have arrested a man after prohibited military items were found at the site. The area was cordoned off as police searched the premises.

The authorities are investigating whether prohibited MoD items were being sold on the site. In a statement, police confirmed: “Officers from the MoD in conjunction with those from Humberside Police, have today executed a search warrant at premises in the Hull area, in connection with the alleged sale of MoD prohibited items.

“A number of explosives were found at an industrial premises and a 24-year-old local man, a trader, has been arrested and is being questioned.”

They also confirmed that military explosive disposal personnel are “at the scene to deal with the explosives”. “As a precaution, the area has been cordoned off and staff at local industrial units evacuated,” the statement added.