Nottingham bomb squad: List of streets closed amid police evacuation in Lenton

A large area of Nottingham is being affected by a suspicious incident as police evacuate residents on several roads. Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed that it is dealing with an incident on Allington Avenue, with emergency services having arrived on the scene at around 2pm on Friday (June 28).

A bomb disposal unit has been seen on Allington Avenue's junction with Galway Road, with equipment having now been unloaded. Police cordons have been spotted in place at the junction of Park Road and Willoughby Street, as well as Harrington Drive's junction with Galway Road and Rolleston Drive's junction with Galway Road.

The area being evacuated appears to stretch much further, stretching to Harlaxton Drive to the east, right on the edge of The Park estate. The evacuated area then appears to stretch towards Park Road to the south, Lenton Boulevard to the west and Derby Road to the north.

Confirming the incident, Nottinghamshire Police said at around 3.20pm: "People are advised to avoid Allington Avenue while police investigate a suspicious incident. Emergency services have been responding to the incident since around 2pm today and a police cordon has been set up. Residents have been evacuated as a precaution.

"Other streets in the surrounding area are also being evacuated as a precaution." Follow our live blog here for the latest on this incident as we get it.

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