Published: January 20, 2012
Home sealed off after explosives alert in Burnham-On-Sea

A man has been arrested and an area around a home in Burnham-On-Sea was sealed off by police on Friday after they executed a search warrant under the Explosives Act.

Officers set up a 100-metre cordon around the property in Beatty Way following the raid at 7.45am, as pictured here.

Police said the cordon had been set up "purely as a precaution at this stage, while the appropriate experts assess any potential risk".

The 36-year-old man is being questioned by police.

An Army spokesman confirmed a bomb disposal team from Ashchurch in Gloucestershire had been called to the scene to support the police.

Police told that evacuations were being considered. "People are advised to avoid the area to allow the emergency services the access they need," spokeswoman Cath Foster said.

"We will be doing everything we can to minimise disruption to people's daily lives, but public safety must be our top priority."

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