Teenager, 18, held in bomb squad probe quizzed by police

Bomb disposal and police at a property in Endsleigh Gardens in South Shore
Bomb disposal and police at a property in Endsleigh Gardens in South Shore

A St Annes teenager quizzed by police after builders found ‘suspicious material’ while renovating a Blackpool house has been released pending an investigation.

Up to 50 properties had to be evacuated from Endsleigh Gardens, South Shore at 8.15am on Wednesday. The 18-year-old was held on suspicion of possessing an explosive substance.

Bomb disposal and police at a property in Endsleigh Gardens in South Shore

Bomb disposal and police at a property in Endsleigh Gardens in South Shore

A number of items were recovered from the address.

He has now been released under investigation.