Bristol weapons arrest: Bomb unit orders evacuation of homes


Police in Shetland Road, Bristol
Image caption A 50m cordon is in station in Shetland Motorway and residents had been moved out

Properties had been evacuated and an Military explosive staff has been referred to as in following the arrest of a man over suspected weapons offences in Bristol.

Weapons had been came upon at a property on Shetland Motorway, Southmead, and a 50m (164ft) cordon changed into keep in station.

Police referred to as in an explosives ordnance disposal staff (EOD) to seem the house.

The arrested man remains in custody on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons. Police acknowledged the operation just isn’t fear connected.

Image caption The BBC’s Chris Kelly acknowledged police had been focussing on one house in Shetland Motorway

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police acknowledged: “We apologise for any disruption precipitated to residents in the house but would stress the actions taken are purely as a precaution, until the EOD motivate and a comprehensive search of the property is accomplished.

“We can verify that here just isn’t a terrorist-connected incident and the actions taken are precautionary due to just a few the objects came upon in the property.”

The BBC’s Chris Kelly acknowledged local of us had suggested him the police arrived on Saturday morning, however the explosives staff had been referred to as in great later.

Image caption An explosives ordnance disposal staff is leading the search

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