Police called to a bedsit on Bond Street and Wesley Road in Trowbridge after bomb scare
11:58am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in North Wilts news
WILTSHIRE Police were called to a bedsit on the corner of Bond Street and Wesley Road in Trowbridge shortly after 5pm last night following reports of a fire inside a premises.
Once inside the flat, concerns were raised around explosive materials in the premises.
A cordon was set up and a number of neighbouring flats were evacuated.
Detective Inspector Ben Mant at Wiltshire Police said: "Firstly, I would like to thank the local community for assisting Wilshire Police this evening.
"We are now in the process of moving residents back into their homes."
Police activity carried on at the flat this morning (Tuesday, September 24).
Bomb disposal experts had attended the scene last night to advise police on any potential public health concerns.
The area was deemed safe and residents were allowed to return to their homes around 9pm yesterday.
A 27-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and possession of explosive materials. He is in custody at Melksham police station.
Detective Inspector Mark Power said: ‘I’d like to thank the local residents and members of the public for their co-operation and patience during the evacuation and initial enquires yesterday evening.
‘People may notice a small on-going police presence in the area today as our enquiries continue.
‘If anyone does have any concerns there will be members of the local Neighbourhood Policing Team in the area throughout the day that they can approach. Alternatively they can contact police on 101.’