Homes Evacuated After Police Search

Police have arrested two men under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act – the preparation of a terrorist act on Thursday January 3rd.
 
The two arrested men were initially detained on suspicion of committing criminal damage, but later rearrested under the Terrorism Act.
 
Police have spent much of Thursday, searching an address in Lymington Road, Torquay, which required the evacuation of a small number of neighbouring properties. 
 
The road cordons were removed around 17:30, although police remain at the property
 
Police would like to thank local people for their patience and help throughout the day.
 
 
The 20 year-old man and 18 year-old man, both from Torquay, remain in police custody at this time.

Earlier police told Heart as part of the investigation a property in the Lymington Road area, opposite the Coach Station, was searched when some suspect items were discovered which officers are describing "as potentially dangerous." 

Six properties were evacuated as a precaution, so was the Innovation Centre across the road as it is mainly a glass fronted building police were concerned if there was an explosion people and passers by could be injured. 

 

 

   

 

Approximately 50 to 60 people were evacuated from the Innovation Centre building. 

The coach station has remained open throughout the day The Royal Navy Bomb disposal team from Plymouth arrived around 1:30pm and are currently at the scene. 

The area between Upton Road and Upton Hill remains closed and police are advising the public to avoid the area at this time.

Road Closed following police search

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