LiveUPDATE: Bomb squad called to Newport street as man arrested

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Summary

  • Bomb squad called after 'explosive device' found
  • Armed police and cordon on Ridgeway Drive near Jew's Wood in Newport this afternoon

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A police spokeswoman said the man was arrested after he came into Newport Central police station at 2pm.

He is being held on suspicion of production of cannabis not cultivation.

Police attended the address as part of ongoing investigation into cannabis production but no cannabis was seized from the address.

The man remains in custody.

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Army bomb disposal team removing an item from the house on Ridgeway Avenue, Newport. Pic by Argus photographer Mark Lewis.

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Armed police outside the house on Ridgeway Avenue. Pic by Argus photographer Mark Lewis:

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Picture from reporter Laura Lea of an policeman and search dog at the scene on  Ridgeway Drive:

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A Gwent Police spokeswoman said that the device found on Ridgeway Drive was "not explosive".

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A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: “Officers attended an address in Ridgeway Drive at approximately 11.45am to make arrest inquiries following the discovery of an object which looked like an explosive device.

"A cordon was put in place as a precaution and the Explosive Ordnance Division were contacted. A 34-year-old man from Newport has since been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and the cultivation of cannabis.”

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Picture from reporter Laura Lea of an armed policeman standing at bottom of Ridgeway Drive:

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Picture from reporter Laura Lea of the scene on Ridgeway Road:

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WE'RE getting reports of armed police and a cordon on Ridgeway Drive near Jew's Wood/Coed Melyn Park in Newport this afternoon.

Are you at or near the scene? We have a reporter and photographer en-route, but tell us what you can see or send pictures to newsdesk@southwalesargus.co.uk

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6:12pm Tue 15 Apr 14

scraptheWAG says...

would anyone notice in newport if a bomb went off
would anyone notice in newport if a bomb went off scraptheWAG
  • Score: -15

7:09pm Tue 15 Apr 14

DDDog1 says...

Bit of police overkill for some dope isn't it?
Bit of police overkill for some dope isn't it? DDDog1
  • Score: -11

7:42pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Jonnytrouble says...

Umm,so it all happened at a POSH part of NEWPORT for a change, I bet the knobs there were pleased ?..OH including MP Mr Flynn, who wanted to legalise cannabis ! ( was it his house ? LOL ! )
Umm,so it all happened at a POSH part of NEWPORT for a change, I bet the knobs there were pleased ?..OH including MP Mr Flynn, who wanted to legalise cannabis ! ( was it his house ? LOL ! ) Jonnytrouble
  • Score: -11

11:27am Wed 16 Apr 14

Good Job No Kids says...

Jonnytrouble wrote:
Umm,so it all happened at a POSH part of NEWPORT for a change, I bet the knobs there were pleased ?..OH including MP Mr Flynn, who wanted to legalise cannabis ! ( was it his house ? LOL ! )
So you mock Mr Flynn but make no credible argument against his proposal?

It's not a posh area just a pleasant area unlike where I imagine you live.
[quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: Umm,so it all happened at a POSH part of NEWPORT for a change, I bet the knobs there were pleased ?..OH including MP Mr Flynn, who wanted to legalise cannabis ! ( was it his house ? LOL ! )[/p][/quote]So you mock Mr Flynn but make no credible argument against his proposal? It's not a posh area just a pleasant area unlike where I imagine you live. Good Job No Kids
  • Score: 4

11:32am Wed 16 Apr 14

endthelies says...

Jonnytrouble wrote:
Umm,so it all happened at a POSH part of NEWPORT for a change, I bet the knobs there were pleased ?..OH including MP Mr Flynn, who wanted to legalise cannabis ! ( was it his house ? LOL ! )
your not saying there are people in Newport who are not on benefits that commit crime are you. Well that's absolutely shocking because if you believed some of the posters on here, ALL crime is committed by those on benefits.
[quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: Umm,so it all happened at a POSH part of NEWPORT for a change, I bet the knobs there were pleased ?..OH including MP Mr Flynn, who wanted to legalise cannabis ! ( was it his house ? LOL ! )[/p][/quote]your not saying there are people in Newport who are not on benefits that commit crime are you. Well that's absolutely shocking because if you believed some of the posters on here, ALL crime is committed by those on benefits. endthelies
  • Score: -1

2:34pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Thor at the door says...

endthelies wrote:
Jonnytrouble wrote:
Umm,so it all happened at a POSH part of NEWPORT for a change, I bet the knobs there were pleased ?..OH including MP Mr Flynn, who wanted to legalise cannabis ! ( was it his house ? LOL ! )
your not saying there are people in Newport who are not on benefits that commit crime are you. Well that's absolutely shocking because if you believed some of the posters on here, ALL crime is committed by those on benefits.
scum
[quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: Umm,so it all happened at a POSH part of NEWPORT for a change, I bet the knobs there were pleased ?..OH including MP Mr Flynn, who wanted to legalise cannabis ! ( was it his house ? LOL ! )[/p][/quote]your not saying there are people in Newport who are not on benefits that commit crime are you. Well that's absolutely shocking because if you believed some of the posters on here, ALL crime is committed by those on benefits.[/p][/quote]scum Thor at the door
  • Score: -5

3:22pm Wed 16 Apr 14

endthelies says...

Thor at the door wrote:
endthelies wrote:
Jonnytrouble wrote:
Umm,so it all happened at a POSH part of NEWPORT for a change, I bet the knobs there were pleased ?..OH including MP Mr Flynn, who wanted to legalise cannabis ! ( was it his house ? LOL ! )
your not saying there are people in Newport who are not on benefits that commit crime are you. Well that's absolutely shocking because if you believed some of the posters on here, ALL crime is committed by those on benefits.
scum
fair enough lol :-)
[quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: Umm,so it all happened at a POSH part of NEWPORT for a change, I bet the knobs there were pleased ?..OH including MP Mr Flynn, who wanted to legalise cannabis ! ( was it his house ? LOL ! )[/p][/quote]your not saying there are people in Newport who are not on benefits that commit crime are you. Well that's absolutely shocking because if you believed some of the posters on here, ALL crime is committed by those on benefits.[/p][/quote]scum[/p][/quote]fair enough lol :-) endthelies
  • Score: -1

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