District Council offices evacuated in bomb scare
District Council has resumed normal operations following the lifting
of a cordon caused by a bomb scare and evacuation in Bridgwater
on Friday afternoon (March 2nd).
A member of the public brought a suspicious device, thought to
be an unexploded World War II bomb from Lilstock beach, to the
town's police station.
evacuated residents from nearby buildings - including the council
premises - and introduced a 100 metre cordon around the police
station as a safety precaution, as pictured here.
During the afternoon, the army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team
collected the device and disposed of it, leading to the lifting
of the cordon.
Faun, spokeswoman for Sedgemoor District Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
that the council set up a rest centre in the town within minutes
of being asked to leave the building. The all clear was given
at 3.45pm and normal services were resumed.
The scenes in Bridgwater on Friday. Pics from Andy Slocombe