October 5, 2020 4.50 pm This story is over 37 months old

‘Shotgun removed from car boot’ after Lincoln bomb scare evacuation

The car was searched by police

Police removed what appeared to be a shotgun from the boot of car cordoned off in the Boultham area on Monday afternoon, according to an eye witness.

This follows an evacuation incident where emergency services were called to a property at St Helen’s Avenue on Sunday afternoon.

A bomb disposal unit was sent to the scene on October 4 and residents were evacuated.

Safety checks were carried out before residents were allowed back into their homes just after 4pm.

Residents were then asked to remain indoors whilst safety checks continued.

Police, other emergency services and a bomb disposal unit attended the incident on St Helen’s Avenue in Lincoln.

A 34-year-old local woman was arrested in connection with the incident and taken into police custody for questioning.

A local resident, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Lincolnite that shortly after 4.30pm on Monday that some police were still at the scene and they had seen a shotgun being removed from the car.

A fire engine was also spotted at the scene.