UPDATE – Incident at Grand Hotel in Scarborough brought to safe conclusion and cordons have now been lifted

North Yorkshire Police say the incident at the Grand Hotel in Scarborough has been brought to a safe conclusion and the building and surrounding areas have now reopened.

Monday, 4th October 2021, 5:03 pm
Updated Monday, 4th October 2021, 5:35 pm
The incident response unit was in attendance

At 10.15am this morning (Monday October 4) the hotel received a telephone call with what has now been proven to be a bomb hoax.

Emergency services attended the area and evacuated the building and erected cordon as a precautionary measure.

Specialist teams conducted thorough checks of the building and surrounding area and have found no evidence of any threat to public safety.

The Grand Hotel received a bomb threat earlier today

Access to the building has now been authorised, staff and guests have been allowed to return and the cordon has been removed.

A statement on the police website read: "The safety of everyone in the area and the emergency services who attended is our priority and we thank the staff, guests of the hotel and members of the public for their patience while we worked to establish the circumstances around the incident."

A police cordon remained in place for much of the day