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People have been evacuated from homes in a Bristol suburb following the discovery of weapons at a house.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the possession of offensive weapons, Avon and Somerset Police said.

The arrest was made after the arsenal was discovered at an address in Shetland Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, on Saturday.

Police said the incident was not terrorism related.

A 50-metre cordon has been put in place and a “handful” of nearby houses have been cleared due to what was found at the property.

“This action has been taken in conjunction with advice from the Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) who will be attending the property,” a police spokesman said.

“We apologise for any disruption caused to residents in the area but would stress the actions taken are purely as a precaution, until the EOD attend and a comprehensive search of the property is completed.

“We can confirm that this is not a terrorist-related incident and the actions taken are precautionary due to some of the items found in the property.”

The man remains in police custody while his home is searched.

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