July 7, 2020 11.03 am This story is over 24 months old

Man arrested over explosives found at Boston home

Man had an improvised explosive device in his house

A man has been arrested and some local residents may need to be evacuated after an improvised explosive device was found at a Boston home.

Lincolnshire Police raided the property on Margaret Drive at 8am on July 7 after a tip-off.

Detectives discovered what is believed to be an improvised explosive device.

A 65-year-old man has been arrested under Section 4 of the Explosive Substance Act 1883 and has been taken into custody.

However, police said they are not treating the incident as terrorism-related at this time and investigations continue.

Superintendent Steve Knubley said: “We are now working with Explosive Ordnance Disposal to safely remove the device from the property.

“This work may require some local residents to vacate their properties as a precaution so we do apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Police officers in Boston have now extended the cordon on Margaret Drive, but ensured it is still safe to go to school.