July 8, 2020 10.43 am This story is over 47 months old

Boston residents return to their homes after homemade bomb detonated

Man remains in police custody

By Local Democracy Reporter

Families have returned to their homes after an explosive device was found in a Boston house.

Police arrested a 65-year-old man on Margaret Drive on Tuesday morning after finding an improvised explosive device in his house. Police acted on a tip-off.

The man remains in custody, but police are not treating the incident as terrorism-related.

The street had to be cordoned off by officers, with 14 homes evacuated throughout the day while investigations took place.

An explosive ordnance disposal team safely removed the device from the property, and carried out a controlled explosion at a safe location.

The residents were allowed to return to their homes at 9.30pm on Tuesday evening.

In a statement, Lincolnshire Police thanked both the council and Haven High School for their efforts, as well as the families affected.

“Our thanks go out to those affected, Boston Borough Council for their efforts to find alternative accommodation should it have been needed and the Tollfield Road campus of the Haven High School who provided our officers with refreshments throughout the day.

“A real team effort, thank you Boston!”