Street being evacuated as bomb disposal team arrive

Around 40 homes have been evacuated in Oxford Street, Bridlington
Around 40 homes have been evacuated in Oxford Street, Bridlington

Residents of a Bridlington street could be evacuated for a "considerable period of time" after a bomb disposal team entered a property.

Police have executed a warrant this morning (Thursday August 4) as part of a pre-planned operation on Oxford Street, Bridlington following reports of illegal chemicals being stored at the property.

Around 40 homes have been evacuated in Oxford Street, Bridlington

Around 40 homes have been evacuated in Oxford Street, Bridlington

A 54-year-old man has been arrested and is assisting police with enquiries.

A neighbour, who wished not to be named, said: "The army bomb disposal team have turned up now. The street has been cordened off by police and they are attempting to clear some of the road of vehicles.

"Talking to the police, we might have to leave the premises for a considerable period of time. We have been told they will keep us up to date with any developments."

Specialist officers are in attendance as part of the warrant including the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).

Around 40 homes have been evacuated in Oxford Street, Bridlington

Around 40 homes have been evacuated in Oxford Street, Bridlington

Around 40 homes have been evacuated in Oxford Street, Bridlington

Around 40 homes have been evacuated in Oxford Street, Bridlington