Bridlington bomb scare - Spa happy to help evacuated residents

Police on the scene at West Street
Police on the scene at West Street

People who have had to leave their homes while police investigate a suspicious package can go to Bridlington Spa for shelter and refreshments.

Although not too many have taken up the offer yet, a handful are in the cafe area and Spa staff are ready to open a bigger room if more people arrive as darkness falls.

See a video from the scene.

Spa general manager Andrew Aldis said: "It's an amazing thing to help in these kinds of incidents. We can cope with just about anything and we are more than happy to help."

Homes in a number of roads around West Street have been evacuated and the area is cordoned off after weapons and a package were found by workmen.

Businesses who had to evacuate after the fire in at the Londesborough Hotel in West Street two weeks ago have been disrupted again.

N Charles Bookmakers Tweeted: "Our West Street office has had to evacuate after workers on an empty building found weapons and a suspicious package. Hopefully we’ll be open as normal tomorrow. In the mean time you can collect your winnings from any of our other branches."