THREE men have been arrested after an explosive device was found on a street in Nelson.

Police were called to Pinfold Place at about 8.10pm on Wednesday, March 21, after neighbours reported hearing a loud bang.

They found the remnants of what appeared to be a small home-made explosive device.

A 26-year-old man from Colne, a 26-year-old man from Nelson and a 28-year-old man from Nelson have all been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion likely to endanger life.

All three men have been released on police bail until June 21.

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