BOMB LATEST: Device being examined after controlled explosion.

High Street evacuated
High Street evacuated
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The suspicious device that lead to most of Scarborough Town Centre being put on lock down has been dealt with by way of a controlled explosion.

Police confirmed that the device, located near Miss Selfridge in Westborough, was destroyed at 12.15pm.

Earlier a bomb disposal robot had been sent in after an Army team from Catterick arrived at the scene.

A 100m cordon was put in place around the device, which the Scarborough News understands was located in a pram near to the store and was found by a member of the public, just before 9am.

Stores in the High Street all the way up to Aberdeen Walk have been closed and may remain so for the rest of the day.

A Police spokesman said: “The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has assessed the suspicious item and carried out a controlled explosion at about 12.15pm as a precaution. They are now assessing the item.

“The 100m cordon will remain in place for the time being while police enquiries continue.

“Every effort is being made to return to return to normality. We thank the public and local businesses for their patience and understanding during the disruption.”