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2 September 2012, 22:01 | Updated: 2 September 2012, 22:05
A group of residents in Buxton, near Norwich, have been allowed to return to their homes this evening following the safe removal of a suspicious device from outside a local residence.
Police were called to Coltishall Road shortly after 11am this morning to reports of a device found outside a property, located underneath the informant’s car.
A 100 metre cordon was put in place around the scene and an evacuation of six properties took place to ensure the public’s safety, pending an examination of the device by Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers.
Initial examination indicated the object was safe to remove and it has subsequently been transferred to a forensic laboratory for further examination.
The cordon was lifted at around 8.30pm and forensic examination by Crime Scene Investigators at the scene is due to finish imminently.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, which is believed to be targeted at an individual.
Inspector Danny Kett said: “Steps were taken in the interests of public safety and we thank local residents for their patience and understanding during the course of the day. Police enquiries into this matter continue."