Man held after controlled explosion

A CONTROLLED explosion was carried out early today after a man was arrested under the Terrorism Act, police said.About 30 people were evacuated from their homes in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, during the operation.

A CONTROLLED explosion was carried out early today after a man was arrested under the Terrorism Act, police said.

About 30 people were evacuated from their homes in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, during the operation.

A 19-year-old from the area was arrested in connection with the investigation yesterday afternoon.

Assistant Chief Constable Jackie Roberts said: "It was a controlled explosion and the materials will be sent off for analysis.

"We responded to intelligence given to us in the last 24 hours."

The suspect was being questioned today at an undisclosed police station.

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