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.
Following our last tweet, we have had to widen our cordon at the incident on Margaret Drive. It is still safe to get your children from school – please approach from Spilsby Road only, for both primary and secondary.
— Boston Police UK (@BostonPoliceUK) July 7, 2020