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UPDATE: Controlled explosion at Scarborough bomb scare
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman has confirmed a controlled explosion has taken place at the scene.
The area currently remains cordoned off.
POLICE have cordoned off a section of Scarborough town centre after a suspicious item was found.
A team from the Army have also been called to the scene, at Miss Selfridge, in Westborough, this morning.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said a number of neighbouring shops have been evacuated as a precaution, but said it was unclear what the item is at this point.
Residents and visitors to the town have been advised to avoid the area until further notice.
More to follow.