Embankment and surrounding roads closed after ‘unexploded grenade’ found

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Embankment closed after suspected unexploded grenade found. Image: Lee Travers
Embankment closed after suspected unexploded grenade found. Image: Lee Travers

The Embankment, Albany Road and Newnham Road were closed this afternoon by Police.

Bedfordshire Police have told the Bedford Independent that a device, believed to be an unexploded grenade, had been found in the river nearby.

At the time, a spokesperson said: “There is not believed to be any risk posed to the wider public, however a cordon is in place and the immediate area has been evacuated as a precaution while we await Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officers.”

Bedfordshire Police and EOD took the device to Priory Park, where it was destroyed in a controlled explosion shortly after 7.20pm.

The roads were reopened around 6 pm.

This is a breaking news story and may be updated as the situation develops…

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