Scunthorpe
January 18, 2017 12.04 pm This story is over

Homes evacuated as bomb disposal unit called to address in Scunthorpe

Update 2.30pm. Bomb experts have confirmed the item found is not a cause for concern. A bomb disposal team has been called to an address in Scunthorpe following the discovery of an unidentified item. The Explosives Ordinance Disposal team has evacuated properties within a 100 metre radius of the address on Cottage Beck Road as a…

Update 2.30pm. Bomb experts have confirmed the item found is not a cause for concern.


A bomb disposal team has been called to an address in Scunthorpe following the discovery of an unidentified item.

The Explosives Ordinance Disposal team has evacuated properties within a 100 metre radius of the address on Cottage Beck Road as a precaution.

Humberside Police officers discovered the suspicious item while making a pre-planned arrest of a 35-year-old man in relation to allegations of domestic abuse.

Gold Commander Chief Superintendent Judi Heaton said: “As yet we do not know what the nature of the item is and have called in experts from the EOD as a precautionary measure until this has been determined.”