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Police Officers have arrested a man dressed in a burka following a control explosion by bomb disposal experts.

Police were alertedto a suspicious device in Watford at 11am this morning.

The area remains closed to members of the public.

The man believed to be white was taken into custody pending further inquiries..

Police Confirmed: “The suspicious device was found in Market Street at 11.07am. It has been destroyed following a controlled explosion by bomb disposal experts based with the army.

“Public safety is at the forefront of the police operation and we would ask people to avoid the centre of Watford until the area has been declared safe
“We thank the public for their continued patience at this time.”

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