Cops carry out controlled explosion
BRITISH police have carried out a controlled explosion at a house in Bristol after arresting a man on suspicion of terrorism offences.
Avon and Somerset Police said they evacuated 30 people from 14 homes early today in the suburb of Westbury-on-Trym before bomb disposal officers carried out the explosion.
Assistant Chief Constable Jackie Roberts said it followed yesterday's arrest of a 19-year-old from the area under anti-terrorism laws.
"This is likely to be a prolonged, complex and sensitive inquiry which may take some time,'' she said.
The arrest followed a "number of covert inquiries'', she added, without elaborating.
Police hold Muslim man, 19, under Terror Act after carrying out a controlled explosion at his home
Police are questioning a 19-year-old Muslim man after carrying out a controlled explosion in his home.
Around 30 people were evacuated from houses in Comb Paddock, a quiet cul-de-sac in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, as officers searched the property after a "covert" operation prompted by intelligence.
A bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion in the property, a nondescript 1950s red brick terraced house, at around 2am.
Neighbours who were not evacuated said they heard a loud blast like a gas boiler blowing up during the night.
1) Cops carry out controlled explosion
2) Police hold Muslim man, 19, under Terror Act after carrying out a controlled explosion at his home