Police destroy suspected explosive device found in Scarborough

Experts performed a controlled explosion of a suspected explosive device on Friday morning (September 10) at a construction site in Scarborough.

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Officers were called to the construction site near Field Lane, Scalby, at 8.05am on Thursday following the discovery of the device - which is believed to be inert.

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A man in his 40s was arrested on Thursday in connection with the incident, and he remained in police custody on Friday.

Following the discovery, North Yorkshire Police cordoned off the area and conducted searches to ensure public safety.

Officers also collaborated with experts at the Ministry of Defence in relation to the incident.