Suspicious items at a house which was searched by police following the death of a Wanstead woman were not explosives, police have confirmed.
The Essex News and Investigations site reports that residents who had been evacuated when the building was being searched on Thursday had been told police suspected there were explosives inside.
However in a statement yesterday the Met confirmed the items had turned out not to be suspicious. It did not confirm what they were.
The suspicious items were found at 3.40pm on Thursday, shortly before Hermon Hill was closed, from Nelson Road to Wellesley Road, and houses were evacuated.
The search followed the unexplained death of 28-year-old resident Lorena Ciupeanu, on 5 November. A special post mortem examination gave ‘early indications of a drug overdose’ as a possible cause of death.