An ordinary Thursday evening turned into something a little more dramatic after police grew suspicious of an item placed outside a property in Rooksdown.

Officers descended on Gander Drive in Basingstoke on Thursday just before 7pm after reports of a suspected bomb hoax.

Up to 20 homes were evacuated while bomb disposal experts were drafted in.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing a bomb hoax.

Here is everything we know so far ...

What happened? 

Police are investigating a suspected bomb hoax in Rooksdown. A suspicious device was placed on the ground in Gander Drive. 

The residential street was evacuated from 8.30pm until around 1.15am while officers carried out their investigations. 

A man was arrested and taken into police custody. As of 8.30am on Friday, the man remains in custody.

Neighbour Ali said: "I got a knock on my door at 9.30pm to say there was a suspicious package. I was chilling but my daughter was asleep in bed and had to wake her up."

Who was arrested? 

A 21-year-old man from Basingstoke. He was arrested on suspicion of a bomb hoax – placing an article with intent. 

Is it terror related?

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: "This is not being treated as terrorism related."

Why were people evacuated?

Police created a 50metre cordon around the device for the safety of residents.

After it was inspected, it was not considered to be a threat to the public but they had to take action. 

What happens now? 

The 21-year-old man in police custody will either be charged or released. If he is charged, there is a chance he might appear in court in upcoming days. 

Is everyone ok? 

Yes, no one was physically hurt and there were no reports of any upsets from the scene. Our reporter Beth spoke to residents who were cold after standing outside for several hours but were otherwise well. 

What did the neighbours say? 

Residents spoke of their concern over the incident. They said it is usually a peaceful area.