Bridlington bomb scare - residents taken to Spa after homes evacuated

Residents who have been evacuated from their homes after a suspect package was found by workmen have been taken to Bridlington Spa.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 3:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 4:19 pm
Police were called earlier this afternoon
Police were called earlier this afternoon

Vicky Barton, who lives in nearby Fairfield Road, said: "We were told to get out about half an hour ago.

"I was in the middle of doing some decorating and didn't have a clue what was happening until I nipped out to the bin and one of my neighbours said we'd have to leave.

Police have cordoned off roads around the scene.

"There are lots of police and The Army there.

"We are at the Spa Royal Hall where we are being given refreshments but it is quite a big cordon around West Street, Richmond Street, New Burlington Road, Fairfield Road and Bow Street.

"I asked if we'd be sleeping rough tonight and they said we should be back in our homes in a few hours."

Police have told the public to avoid the area.