Army bomb disposal experts have declared a grenade found in Higham as ‘not live’.
An ornament dumped by some bins caused a full-scale emergency incident in Higham Ferrers this lunchtime.
The alarm was raised this lunchtime after an item described as a ‘hand grenade’ was discovered near some bins in Walnut Tree Court.
The flats were evacuated and members of the public stopped from entering a 50m cordon.
Emergency Service personnel arrived at the scene and shut off surrounding roads.
An explosive ordnance disposal team assessed the item and found it to not be a danger.
The road has now reopened.