Around 460 homes have been evacuated as a bomb disposal unit carried out controlled explosions on a suspicious vehicle in Bristol.
Chief Superintendent Geoff Spicer of Avon and Somerset Police said, “Public safety is a priority for us and the exclusion area was set-up as a necessary precaution."
The cordon is likely to remain in place until at least 2pm in #Fishponds - thanks again to residents for your continued co-operation
“At this stage we believe this is an isolated incident and could be linked to an ongoing dispute and we are progressing lines of enquiry," he added.
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