BOMB SCARE: Roads closed after suspicious package found

North Street
North Street

More shops in the High Street have been evacuated as the bomb scare in Scarborough continues.

Police have this morning closed off North Street, in Scarborough town centre, after a suspicious package was found in the area.

There is no access at either end of North Street, and vehicles are unable to enter and exit the NCP car park and now stores including Marks and Spencer have been evacuated as the police cordon grows.

Waterhouse Lane and Aberdeen Terrace have also been closed off.

The army is believed to be sending a bomb disposal team from Cattrrick to examine the package.

The Scarborough News understands that a shop worker raised the alarm after spotting what looked like a suspicious device in an abandoned pram.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Officers were alerted to the scene at Miss Selfridge on Westborough at 8.52am today.

“It is unclear what the item is at this stage.

“As a precaution while enquires continue, the area has been cordoned off and members of the public are asked to avoid the area for the time being.

“A team from the Army has been called in to assist.

“We will keep you updated on any developments and we thank the public for their patience during the disruption.”

More to come throughout the day.