Hedon

Hedon – Scene of Bomb Scare!

MARKET HILL was cordoned off this morning as Humberside Police investigated the scene of an early morning explosion in the Car Park.

Residents reported an explosion at 1:45am this morning and came out to see a fire in the car park in front of the wall near to Church View Surgery. Police attended the incident and later sealed off the whole of the car park area as a precautionary measure. Cars were prevented from leaving the car park and access to the GP practices was via the footpath only.

Local Town Councillors Mike Brian, Alan Marshall and Neil Black were drafted in to help with staffing the police tape cordon, to temporarily redirect traffic and let the public know what was going on.

Parents arriving at the Market Hill Nursery were alarmed that the cordon had not been in place when they dropped their children off before 9am. If there had been any risk to the public, then the car park should have been sealed off earlier declared one irate parent.

A police statement issued earlier this afternoon indicated only that the police had attended the incident and taken precautionary measures.

2:40pm A rather large forensics team is now present at Market Hill:
Market Hill scene of incident Forensics Team

This was the scene at the Market Hill incident just after 6pm after the police had finished operations. There were no obvious signs of an explosion or fire on the ground – but there was a tar-like stain remaining. We wait to hear the official report of the incident from Humberside Police.
Market Hill Scene incident - tar-like stain
The sign at Market Hill Car Park, often photographed by visitors who find it quirky, perhaps sums up the confusion and mystery associated with this incident better than anything else!?
Market Hill car park sign

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  1. AN EXPLOSION that rocked Hedon last June 2013 has been described as being caused as a result of “foolish behaviour”.

    Three men aged 42, 37 and 31 were detained overnight and questioned by detectives, but no one is to be prosecuted.

    Detective Inspector Paul Kirby is quoted in the Hull Mail as saying: “Our enquiries would suggest that while this may have caused initial alarm to the local community, we do not believe this was anything more than foolish behaviour on behalf of those involved.”

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  2. Police UK SNENHUMBERSIDE POLICE yesterday arrested three local men on suspicion of causing an explosion in relation to the incident in Market Hill, Hedon in the early hours of Thursday 6th June 2013.

    A press release issued at 6:20pm last night stated that the three men are now in police custody awaiting questioning by detectives. They are aged 42, 37 and 31.

    Inquiries into the incident are ongoing and officers still wish to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the small explosion and who may have seen anything suspicious.

    Detective Inspector Paul Kirby said:

    “I would like to reassure the local community in Hedon that Humberside Police have dealt with this incident with the seriousness it deserved and have arrested these three suspects promptly.

    “I would be very keen still to hear from anyone who was in the Market Hill area of Hedon in the early hours of yesterday and who might have seen three men. Anyone with information should contact Humberside Police on 101 referring to log 36 of 06 June.”

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  3. Final photograph from yesterday’s incident scene – a visual study showed a small tar-like stain which was quite easy to miss – certainly no blackening or scorching of the surface.

    Also included a picture of the Car Park sign which has long attracted the humour of visitors; but perhaps adequately sums up the current confusion and mystery associated with this incident!

    Also worth noting the light-heartened comment from Councillor Mike Bryan yesterday; “At least its sorted out our parking problem for a day!” – as residents know Market Hill has been an area long-associated with problem parking in the town!

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  4. pretty obviously a group of bored teenagers running around on mcat with a bottle of petrol. Not really a bomb scare is it..

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  5. “Bomb scare” – Is there anything to support any theory that an actual bomb was involved, or are we talking stupid kids lighting cans of deodorant?

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