Investigations into a suspicious device found at a house in Torquay yesterday, have revealed the items were not dangerous. Officers evacuated the property in Falloway Close and the bomb disposal team was called out.
Police are still questioning a woman and two men at Torquay Police Station in connection with the incident.
Police are investigating a suspcious device that was found in the back garden of a house in Torquay. Residents were evacuated after a bomb disposal team was called to Falloway Close this afternoon - tonight the cordon has been lifted. Tamsin Eames reports.
A number of homes have been evacuated after Police were called to investigate a suspicious device found in the back garden of a house in Torquay.
People were told to stay away from the Falloway Close area around lunchtime today, and a bomb disposal team was called.
Officers made two arrests today in connection with burglary allegations that sparked today's incident in Torquay. Police discovered what's been described as an unexplained device at the terrace house, while on a separate investigation.
The Royal Navy bomb squad was called to Falloway Close at lunchtime, but since then crime officers and CID have moved in to investigate.
No controlled explosion has been carried out.
Police and scenes of crime officers are examining a house where an unexplained device is being investigated by the bomb squad.
Residents of Falloway Close reported hearing air rifles being fired in the garden of the terraced house on Sunday.
Devon & Cornwall police say the device was discovered after officers paid a visit to the property earlier today.
Our correspondent Seth Conway is at the scene of the 'unexplained device' in the garden of a house in Torquay.
Members of the bomb squad have just arrived at the location.
Police in Torquay have closed off a section of the town following the discovery of an unexplained device in the garden of a house.
Police have set up a 100 metre cordon in the area of Falloway Close. The cordon includes Happaway Road and extends as far as, but not including Barton Road.
The Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team are en route to assess the situation.
Royal Navy divers from Plymouth created a 200 feet high plume of spray clearing a busy shipping lane of a large World War II bomb. The two-metre-long mine was discovered by civilian divers off the South Wales coast and could have been a major hazard to shipping.
A cordon was set up yesterday evening to ensure that the detonation went ahead safely.