Two men who were arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion following an incident in Worle on Tuesday morning, 15 May, have been released on bail.
Police say the men, aged 20 and 21, have been bailed to allow the force time to carry out further enquiries and to liaise with the Crown Prosecution Service
We would like to reiterate there is no ongoing risk to the public. We have made this assessment following an in-depth review of the circumstances and evidence.
A device was recovered by the army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit (EOD) yesterday, Tuesday 14 May, in a lane at Appletree Court in Worle. Officers believe the device was responsible for loud bangs heard by residents early yesterday morning who then raised the alarm.
Police say the device was made safe and no others were found or are suspected to exist. They say there is no risk to the wider public and the incident is not being treated as terrorism-related.
The Royal Engineers Search Team have now completed searches at two homes in Appletree Court, Worle and Forth Avenue in Portishead. Police officers were completing these searches today.
We’d like to reiterate our thanks to the public for their support through yesterday’s disruption.