Explosives search: Cordon lifted

PUBLISHED: 10:45 21 January 2012 | UPDATED: 10:50 21 January 2012

Police and Army Bomb Disposal Officers at Cunningham Road.

Police and Army Bomb Disposal Officers at Cunningham Road.

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THE cordon around a house searched by bomb disposal experts yesterday (Fri) has been lifted.

Police carried out a warrant at a house in Beatty Way, Burnham, under the Explosives Act yesterday morning.

A 100m cordon was set up as a precaution, with all houses within it evacuated for safety.

At 10pm last night the cordon was lifted after the property was declared safe and residents were allowed to return to their homes.

Police and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team had been searching the house and garden and removed some items - some to be used as evidence and some for safe disposal.

Following yesterday’s warrant a 36-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody.

Last night police thanked the residents of Burnham for their patience and cooperation while the emergency services dealt with the incident.

* Click on the links at the top right of this story to see more about yesterday’s incident.

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