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UPDATED: Police remain at scene following incident in Scalby near Scarborough

Last modified: 10 September 2021 at 10:16am

Police remain at the scene of an incident near Field Lane, in Scalby near Scarborough.

UPDATE: 10 September 2021 

The controlled explosion of a suspected explosive device was carried out at a construction site near Field Lane, Scalby on the morning of Friday 10 September 2021 following the discovery of the device on Thursday.

The man who was arrested in connection with the incident remains in police custody.

9 September 2021 

Officers were called to a construction site near Field Lane, Scalby, at 8.05am today following the discovery of what is believed to be an explosive device.

The device is thought to be inert. However, the area has been cordoned off to keep people safe and officers are working with experts at the Ministry of Defence.

Police have also conducted searches in the area to ensure there is no risk to the public.

Following local enquiries, a man in his 40s has been arrested as part of the police response and is currently on police custody while enquiries continue.

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