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Explosives team in Spalding as man (50) cautioned for cannabis possession

Police cordon off vehicle access to Double Street, Spalding.

Police cordon off vehicle access to Double Street, Spalding.

 

UPDATE FRIDAY 9.15AM: A 50-year-old man has been cautioned for cannabis possession after a bomb disposal team was called in at a house in Spalding.

A small number of cannabis plants were found at a house in Waterside Court, Double Street where specialists from the Army’s Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team found a suspicious object at about 3.20pm yesterday.

Double Street was closed off for more than four hours while police waited for the bomb disposal team to arrive and the road was finally opened at about 8pm.

A man living at Waterside Court was arrested on what a Lincolnshire Police spokesman called drug-related offences and was later cautioned.

The spokesman said: “To ensure the safety of the public, Double Street was closed whilst officers at the scene waited EOD’s arrival.

“They attended to remove an unidentified ordnance which was examined and found to be safe.

“Double Street was closed until 8pm and this caused considerable disruption, particularly during the afternoon rush-hour.

“We would like to thank people for their patience during this time.”

THURSDAY 5.40PM: Police have arrested a 50-year-old man during a drugs raid at a house in Spalding.

The man was arrested at a house in Double Street on what police describe as “drug-related offences”.

A search of the area is currently taking place and a section of Double Street has been closed off to vehicles.

Police have not confirmed at this stage when the road will be re-opened.

 

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