BOMB SQUAD ATTEND PREMISES IN BLACKPOOL
Earlier this morning around 30 residential properties were evacuated, as a device was found, suspected to be a hand grenade, in the Raikes Parade area of Blackpool. 1 arrest has been made so far.
Blackpool Police issued this statement
“We are currently at the scene of an ongoing incident in Blackpool.
We were called to a report a suspected hand grenade had been found at an address in Raikes Parade.
A cordon is in place and around 30 properties have been evacuated.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team is aware and attending.
A man has been arrested by police in connection with the incident.
We will update you with more information in due course.”
There’s no official update as yet, as at 8.48am, if the area is still sealed off, so check before you travel, if passing the Raikes Parade area of Blackpool.