UPDATE: Three people have been arrested in connection to this incident and a number of items were found and seized by officers.

UPDATE: The bomb disposal team has now left. The cordon has been taken down and residents have been allowed back into homes.

A BOMB disposal team has been called to a city road.

Residents have been evacuated from Tunnel Hill and Troutbeck Drive as police say they are trying to "make some items safe"

The Worcester News understands a house was raided in Tunnel Hill, which leads into Troutbeck Drive, this morning.

Sgt Stuart Allen of West Mercia Police said: "At the moment there's a police incident here in Tunnel Hill that has resulted in the Royal Logistical Corps being contacted to make safe some items of concern and provide public reassurance.

"Some residents have been moved to areas of safety while this completed but there is nothing to raise the level of concern any further."

Jo Price was driving along Trout Beck Drive at around 10am when she saw a woman being handcuffed and put into the back of a police van.

She noted the bomb disposal van so she came back with her Old English Bulldog Matilda to take a look.

Ms Price, aged 34, of Brickfields Road said: “It’s not the sort of thing you expect to see in Worcester – a bomb disposal van.

“Apparently a house was raided at about 6am this morning.”

People have been evacuated from houses in the area.

She added: “It’s a bit concerning. My ex-partner doesn’t live far from there and I have a friend who lives four doors down.”

Kevin Cottrill, aged 46, said: "It just seems a bit over the top for something that looks quite mediocre.

"I wouldn't have thought that anyone who'd want to do any harm would live around here.

"We've never seen anything like this around here before so it's a bit shocking but I'm sure it's all a big misunderstanding."

The bomb disposal team started to leave at around 12.35pm.

Police are still on the scene.

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