UPDATED: Bomb scare in Weymouth

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  • Police have sealed off roads in and around Boot Hill in Weymouth as they deal with an ongoing incident.
  • It is believed than an explosive device has been found.
  • Police are telling people to stay away from the area while they investigate.
  • The focus is on Portwey Close

11:28pm

More updates will be posted on the Dorset Ecdho website as they happen.

11:28pm

Police remain on the scene and Boot Hill is still closed.

10:07pm

Police cordon still in place on Boot Hill. Police have walked a through people through the cordon.

9:47pm

9:36pm Fri 12 Apr 13

angel.2072amanda says

My mum lives not far and has my lil boy so I'm constantly checking for updates.

9:36pm Fri 12 Apr 13

angel.2072amanda says

My mum lives not far and has my lil boy so I'm constantly checking for updates.

9:36pm Fri 12 Apr 13

angel.2072amanda says

My mum lives not far and has my lil boy so I'm constantly checking for updates.

9:36pm Fri 12 Apr 13

angel.2072amanda says

My mum lives not far and has my lil boy so I'm constantly checking for updates.

9:46pm

Police have arrested a man after being called to an address in Portwey Close at 4.45pm.

The force has just released a statement.

"Police attended an address in Portwey Close at approximately 4.45pm this afternoon.

"A 32 year old man from Weymouth was arrested at the address after suspicious items were found at the property.

"Portwey Close remains closed and police enquiries are continuing.

"The police would like to reassure the public in the area of Portwey Close that they are not at risk."

9:30pm

Road is still closed as bomb squad are on their way. Police say no residents have been evacuated but the cordon is still in place stopping people getting in or out.

No official statement from police or MoD about exactly what has been found yet.

9:04pm

Critical Incident Commander Roger Robinson, of Dorset Police, said: "There have been road closures put in the local area but I cannot elaborate."

He added that there had been no evacuations.

9:02pm

Another pic

Dorset Echo:

8:52pm

Latest pics. Portwey Close and Boot Hill still closed between Wyke Road and Rodwell Ave.

Dorset Echo:

8:40pm

The focus is still on Portwey Close. Police have sealed off the road. The MoD bomb squad are believed to be on their way.

More as it happens.

8:39pm

8:38pm

A few residents from around the area have said they were annoyed that some people could stay in their homes on the other side of the police barrier but that they couldn't cross to go in.

One man said:"People who are in there can stay there and come out but people can't go in."
He added:"I want to go back to my house."

8:21pm

Police have sealed off Portwey Close.

Dorset Echo:

8:20pm

They are now just closing off Portwey Close. All traffic now moving on Wyke Road.

8:19pm

Dorset Echo:

Another picture from the scene.

8:17pm

Seems to be narrowed down to the Portmore Gardens/Portwey Close area.

8:14pm

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8:14pm

8:10pm

One resident of the area who didn't wish to be named said: "All I was told my son said there's a bomb scare. They wouldn't let me through the police barrier so I couldn't go through."

8:10pm

8:09pm

One resident of the area who didn't wish to be named said: "All I was told my son said there's a bomb scare. They wouldn't let me through the police barrier so I couldn't go through."

8:07pm

Wyke Road is now open but cul de sac opposite Portmoor Gardens is now sealed off.

8:06pm

Dorset Echo:

8:05pm

A resident of Wyke Road said: "They are waiting for the MOD.
"We can't walk to our houses.
"We have just been standing here thinking ok, we can't do anything or go anywhere."
She added:"we were told it was an possible bomb."

8:04pm

8:03pm

Quote two

Laura Hoskins aged 20 from Union Court said she had gone out to Asda at 6.30pm and came back to the cordon.
She said:"they said it was a bomb scare and told us to park up."

8:02pm

The resident added: "They have called in the MoD and have cordoned off the area just to be safe as a precaution."

8:02pm

POLICE have sealed off roads in and around Boot Hill in Weymouth as they deal with an ongoing incident.

It is believed than an explosive device has been found.

Police are telling people to stay away from the area while they investigate.

A resident of Wyke Road said: "The police told us that a military item had been discovered. There are police everywhere but they aren't saying anthing more than that at the moment."

 

 

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9:09pm Fri 12 Apr 13

VaguelyPurple says...

Critical Incident Commander Roger Robinson, of Dorset Police, said: "There have been road closures put in the local area but I cannot elaborate."

Critical Incident Commander?
ye gods, how useless they are. Why do they always use this impossibly ponderous, unnecessarily polysyllabic Plodspeak to say nothing at all? He cannot even elaborate there have been road closures?
Critical Incident Commander Roger Robinson, of Dorset Police, said: "There have been road closures put in the local area but I cannot elaborate." Critical Incident Commander? ye gods, how useless they are. Why do they always use this impossibly ponderous, unnecessarily polysyllabic Plodspeak to say nothing at all? He cannot even elaborate there have been road closures? VaguelyPurple
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9:36pm Fri 12 Apr 13

angel.2072amanda says...

My mum lives not far and has my lil boy so I'm constantly checking for updates.
My mum lives not far and has my lil boy so I'm constantly checking for updates. angel.2072amanda
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10:05pm Fri 12 Apr 13

Rodwellocal says...

Seems odd that people can remain within a cordon in their properties, yet people are not allowed to return to properties within the cordon.
Either it's deemed safe or it isn't.
Seems odd that people can remain within a cordon in their properties, yet people are not allowed to return to properties within the cordon. Either it's deemed safe or it isn't. Rodwellocal
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10:09pm Fri 12 Apr 13

Sally1 says...

Why are the Echo calling it a bomb scare? The police have said that people in the area are not at risk.

Please Echo, explain your sensationalism or your reveal your source.
Why are the Echo calling it a bomb scare? The police have said that people in the area are not at risk. Please Echo, explain your sensationalism or your reveal your source. Sally1
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10:20pm Fri 12 Apr 13

marabout says...

This incident is not being handled very well. Not by the Police and not reported well by the OHEC.
This incident is not being handled very well. Not by the Police and not reported well by the OHEC. marabout
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10:20pm Fri 12 Apr 13

Chav_Scum says...

"Portwey Close remains closed."

"The police would like to reassure the public in the area of Portwey Close that they are not at risk."

"Road is still closed as bomb squad are on their way."


....Errr? Contradictions there?!
"Portwey Close remains closed." "The police would like to reassure the public in the area of Portwey Close that they are not at risk." "Road is still closed as bomb squad are on their way." ....Errr? Contradictions there?! Chav_Scum
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10:22pm Fri 12 Apr 13

Chav_Scum says...

"10:07pm

Police cordon still in place on Boot Hill. Police have walked a through people through the cordon."


The Echo reporters have perhaps wandered up to the scene after a few beverages in Wetherspoons? :-D
"10:07pm Police cordon still in place on Boot Hill. Police have walked a through people through the cordon." The Echo reporters have perhaps wandered up to the scene after a few beverages in Wetherspoons? :-D Chav_Scum
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10:25pm Fri 12 Apr 13

shaun blondz says...

A 32 year old man was today caught in posesion of tourist information leaflets. Weymouth council and police suspect he was setting out to aid and abet holidaymakers and supply unobtainable information that could result in them enjoying their stay in the resort and therefore rebooking again A spokesman for Dorset Stassi commented "We will not allow such things in our town "
A 32 year old man was today caught in posesion of tourist information leaflets. Weymouth council and police suspect he was setting out to aid and abet holidaymakers and supply unobtainable information that could result in them enjoying their stay in the resort and therefore rebooking again A spokesman for Dorset Stassi commented "We will not allow such things in our town " shaun blondz
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10:34pm Fri 12 Apr 13

noideer says...

shaun blondz wrote:
A 32 year old man was today caught in posesion of tourist information leaflets. Weymouth council and police suspect he was setting out to aid and abet holidaymakers and supply unobtainable information that could result in them enjoying their stay in the resort and therefore rebooking again A spokesman for Dorset Stassi commented "We will not allow such things in our town "
That's very funny. Nice one.
[quote][p][bold]shaun blondz[/bold] wrote: A 32 year old man was today caught in posesion of tourist information leaflets. Weymouth council and police suspect he was setting out to aid and abet holidaymakers and supply unobtainable information that could result in them enjoying their stay in the resort and therefore rebooking again A spokesman for Dorset Stassi commented "We will not allow such things in our town "[/p][/quote]That's very funny. Nice one. noideer
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11:00pm Fri 12 Apr 13

fraggle36 says...

Turns out the suspicious items found were plans to reinstall the roundabout at Asda lights. Tut!
Turns out the suspicious items found were plans to reinstall the roundabout at Asda lights. Tut! fraggle36
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12:05am Sat 13 Apr 13

JamesYoung says...

So, Islamic fundamentalist or local loner?
So, Islamic fundamentalist or local loner? JamesYoung
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