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POLICE have evacuated holidaymakers and swarmed two hotels over a suspected “bomb threat”.
Guests staying at The Grand Hotel and a Travelodge in Scarborough have been rushed out of the hotel by cops.
Officers reportedly told customers that if they do not leave then they could be “stuck in their rooms all day”.
A number of police vans have arrived at the historic hotel and a large number of cops are on the scene.
A huge cordon has been erected around the buildings close to the seafront in Scarborough.
According to Yorkshire Live staff at The Grand have reportedly been told that bomb squad are on the way to the site.
One guest said: "All the roads are blocked off. We don’t know what’s happened but we were told if we didn’t get out now, we might be in our rooms all day.
"They’re telling everyone to wait by the Royal hotel on the corner.
"Everybody had to get out; all we’ve been told is that it’s a police incident. They’ve blocked all access near the Grand."
A resident living in the McBean building, next door to The Grand, added that they had also been evacuated.
Police have not told them why they have been evacuated or how long they will be out of their homes for.
A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Emergency services are currently in attendance at an ongoing incident at the Grand Hotel in Scarborough.
“The hotel and surrounding buildings have been evacuated as a precautionary measure and the area surrounding the hotel, including St Nicholas Cliff and the Spa Bridge has been cordoned off to allow emergency service to attend.
“Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.”
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