Bridlington bomb scare - residents taken to Spa after homes evacuated

Police were called earlier this afternoon
Police were called earlier this afternoon
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Residents who have been evacuated from their homes after a suspect package was found by workmen have been taken to Bridlington Spa.

Police have cordoned off the area after weapons were found at an empty property in West Street earlier this afternoon.

Police have cordoned off roads around the scene.

Police have cordoned off roads around the scene.

Vicky Barton, who lives in nearby Fairfield Road, said: "We were told to get out about half an hour ago.

"I was in the middle of doing some decorating and didn't have a clue what was happening until I nipped out to the bin and one of my neighbours said we'd have to leave.

"There are lots of police and The Army there.

See a video from the scene.

"We are at the Spa Royal Hall where we are being given refreshments but it is quite a big cordon around West Street, Richmond Street, New Burlington Road, Fairfield Road and Bow Street.

"I asked if we'd be sleeping rough tonight and they said we should be back in our homes in a few hours."

Police have told the public to avoid the area.