UPDATE FRIDAY 9.45AM: A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a suspicious device found in a Spalding street.
Police questioned a man at Boston Police Station in connection with burglary and bomb hoax offences after an object was found at a house in South Parade on Wednesday.
Det Insp Dave Rimmer of Spalding CID confirmed that the man has been released on police bail while enquiries continue into the incident.
“Following the investigation, police can confirm that the device found at the address was not viable and was of no risk to the community,” DI Rimmer said.
“In such cases, the police have to be absolutely sure there is no threat from these devices and public safety is always put first which is why members of the public were initially evacuated from their premises.”
THURSDAY 9.30AM: The discovery of a suspected explosive device led to people being evacuated from their homes in a Spalding street last night.
People sealed off South Parade for more than 13 hours after the device was found in a house thought to have been used by squatters at about 5.30pm.
Army explosive experts were called in to examine the device which was eventually found to be safe and police are investigating where the device came from.
Spalding community policing inspector Jim Tyner said: “It was necessary to evacuate nearby residents while enquiries were carried out and the cordon was lifted by 7am.
“I would like to thank residents for their patience during this police operation.”