Sunday, 6 January 2008

Bomb disposal squad examine device attached to Minehead car

A 32-year-old Minehead man has been arrested by police following a full-scale bomb scare in the town.
The arrest on the evening of Saturday, January 5, came after the discovery of a 'suspicious device' attached to a car belonging to another man.
Although the device was not thought to pose a danger to the public, police cordoned off an area of Seaward Way as a precaution until an Army bomb disposal squad was able to properly examine it.
The device was found to be harmless, and Seaward Way was reopened at about 10.30 pm on Saturday night.
The suspected 'bomb' was found at about 4 pm after the arrested man's ex-girlfriend, who also lives in Minehead, complained to the police about being harrassed.
Police investigations then led them to examine a car belonging to a second Minehead man.
The 32-year-old was arrested on suspicion of harassment but he was later released on police bail pending further inquiries.

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