Dynamite discovered in former Preston pub

Posted on - 30th October, 2017 - 4:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Preston News
Bomb squad in London Road
Bomb squad in London Road

Police closed off a hand car wash and former pub in Fishwick.


Shines car wash and the former Shawes Arms pub in London Road had a cordon in place after explosives were discovered on the premises during Monday (30 October).

Preston Police have called in the bomb squad after the discovery.

A spokesman for the police confirmed officers searching the Shawes Arms in London Road found a ‘small quantity of suspected dynamite’.

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Police presence at the hand car wash
Police presence at the hand car wash

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team has been called in to deal with the find.

The explosives were discovered around 2.20pm on Monday. The incident was not treated as terror related.

Bomb squad entered the pub and are understood to have removed the potential dynamite.

A soldier is seen carrying a red bag from the scene Pic: Lee Stott
A soldier is seen carrying a red bag from the scene Pic: Lee Stott

Police say removed the cordon around 5pm.

A spokesman said: “Looks like it was modified explosives, possibly some fireworks.

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“They are being removed by the bomb squad and will be disposed of safely.”

The Shawes Arms was bought by Nadeem Sadiq in November 2015 and has remained closed since.

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