WEST Mercia Police say they are unable to explain why some of their officers have spent much of this week at a house on the edge of Hereford.

Police cars have been seen parked outside the residential property alongside the A49 at Lyde from Monday.

One Hereford Times reader, who did not want to be named, also claimed to have seen a bomb disposal unit vehicle near the house.

In response to questions from this newspaper, a spokesperson from West Mercia Police said they “attended a property as part of an ongoing enquiry”.

“For operational reasons we are unable to disclose any further information at this time,” the spokesperson added.