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A bomb disposal team had to travel 90 miles to carry out a controlled explosion on a 'suspicious' car, after a blunder by Cumbria Police.
However, the silver Vauxhall had been left outside Workington Police Station by officers, who were trying to help after the owner of the vehicle became ill.
The mistake meant a long trip for the two-man bomb disposal team from Catterick in North Yorkshire.
Police have used an automated robot to search a suspicious car near Workington Police Station.
A controlled explosion had earlier been carried out on the vehicle.
This video was sent in by local resident Martyn Benson, who was told he may have to evacuate.
A resident of the street on which bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion of a car outside Workington Police Station says officers then used an automated robot to search the suspicious vehicle.
Martyn Benson received a knock on his door by a police officer at around 7:20am this morning.
Cumbria Police say a road has re-opened after a controlled explosion was carried out in Workington.
It followed what the police described as a suspicious incident involving a vehicle outside Workington Police Station.
The A596 road was closed for around an hour while bomb disposal experts carried out the explosion. The police say there was no danger to the public.
Cumbria Police say a controlled explosion will take place outside Workington Police Station after a suspicious incident involving a vehicle.
Bomb disposal experts are at the scene on Hall Brow.
The police say there is no threat to the public at this time, but the road has been closed and people are being asked to avoid the area.
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The sister of the man, whose car has been damaged by a controlled explosion by Cumbria Police, says they apologised to him in person today.
The 'suspicious' vehicle, on which a controlled explosion was carried out, had actually been parked there by the police.