raid: Burnham police lift cordon as home is declared safe
property in Burnham-On-Sea which was at the centre of an explosives
raid by police yesterday (Friday) has been declared safe.
property in Beatty Way was declared safe shortly after 10pm on
Friday night following a search by police and the army bomb disposal
cordon has been lifted and residents are now able to return to
their homes," police spokesman Martin Dunscombe told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
items have been removed for evidential purposes and some for safe
added: "The 36-year-old man arrested at the property remains
in police custody at this time."
residents who have been evacuated and the wider community of Burnham-On-Sea
are thanked for their patience and cooperation while the police,
emergency services and other partners dealt with this incident."
evacuated almost 50 people from their homes to Burnham Community
Centre on Friday while the investigation into a number of explosive
substances was carried out. Police said the incident was not terrorism
COVERAGE OF THE BEATTY WAY INVESTIGATION:
photos of the police investigation in Beatty Way
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confirm incident was not terrorism related
of the army bomb disposal team at the scene