Road sealed off in Bourne after “small explosion”

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UPDATE FRIDAY 12PM: Residents living near the scene of an explosion in Bourne earlier today have been given the all-clear after bomb disposal experts were called in to investigate.

Police sealed off Sellwood Terrace, off Manning Road, after reports of an explosion at about 8am this morning thought to have been caused by an object, possibly a firework, in a bin bag.

Specialists from Lincolnshire Police’s explosives unit were drafted in to find the cause of the explosion and the area has now been declared safe.

No one was injured during the incident and there was no damage reported to nearby properties.

FRIDAY 11AM: Bomb disposal experts have been called in after reports of an explosion in Bourne this morning.

Sellwood Terrace, off Manning Road, has been sealed off by police after residents heard the explosion at around 8am this morning.

It is believed a firework or something similar contained in a rubbish bag was the cause but the road has been closed off to allow experts from Lincolnshire Police’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team to carry out investigations.

There are no reports of any injuries or damage to properties nearby.

A spokeswoman for Lincolnshire Police said: “Police were called at 8.30am this morning to Sellwood Terrace, off Manning Road, Bourne, where investigations are ongoing.

“It appears that something within a rubbish bag, possibly a firework or sommething similar, had caused a very small explosion.

“No one was injured and there was no damage to any properties but, as a precaution, the EOD attended the scene and the road is currently cordoned off to allow for investigations to take place.”