Danger over in Higham as bomb disposal unit leaves scene

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.

Emergency services at the scene in Higham

Emergency services at the scene in Higham

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 cordon at the rear of Walnut Tree Court

The cordon at the rear of Walnut Tree Court

The road has now reopened.