Suspected bomb was ‘bit of scrap metal’

Part of Foreshore Road was closed, following reports of a possible bomb this evening. However, it was a false alarm.

Part of Foreshore Road was closed, following reports of a possible bomb this evening. However, it was a false alarm.

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A suspected bomb, which forced police to shut down part of Scarborough’s seafront this evening, turned out to be a bit of metal.

The police bomb squad was brought in as part of Foreshore Road was cordoned off following reports of an unexplained device yards from Scarborough’s Lifeboat Station.

The early evening drama resulted in a 100 metre police cordon put in place on the busy stretch of road, as the crack team investigated.

However, after a quick assessment the object wasn’t deemed a risk - with police describing the object as a bit of “broken up metal with a few springs”.

Other sources say the object, which police have since recovered from the South Bay scene, was a lead weight.

The drama unfolded when police were called at around 4.48pm, and the area was shut down for approximately an hour.

However, restrictions have since been lifted and the road is open.

A police spokesperson said: “An assessment was made and the device was not deemed to be a risk.”

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