Residents arrive at The Spa due to major incident

Residents have been escorted to The Spa to make way for the bomb disposal robot

Residents have been escorted to The Spa to make way for the bomb disposal robot

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Evacuated residents have begun arriving at The Spa Bridlington after a major incident involving dangerous chemicals.

Oxford Street residents - and some from Cambridge Street - are being advised to gather at The Spa after police told families that they may not be able to return to their homes for around 24 hours.

A bomb disposal robot has been in operation (pictured) after reports of illegal chemicals at a property on Oxford Street in Bridlington.

Carol Small, 61, said: "It's chaos.

"It's not every day you get someone arrested for having something in their house.

"I've only ever seen him, I've never spoken to him. They reckon it's explosive material - that's what the police told me.

"I think they have over-dramatised it all.

"I have a cat back home that I need to see to."

Another unnamed neighbour, whose wife called him from their Oxford Street home while he was out, said: "Initially my wife phoned me to say they were at the entrance to the man's Oxford Street with a battering ram.

"They didn't use it in the end and had quite a quiet entry.

"A few minutes later I saw him handcuffed, coming out of his house.

"Then we saw the Scene Of Crime Officers go in and that's pretty much it."