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.
She said there was an incident in the police station and could we move away from the windows to the front room and there was a possibility of being evacuated so that's what we did.
About 10 minutes later there was a loud bang followed a couple of minutes later by another loud bang at the back.
Being a bit nosey we went to the window and saw the bomb disposal unit at the gates of the police station, and they were in the process of using an automated robot to make their way to a car.
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.
A controlled explosion was carried out on a 'suspicious' car outside the police station.