Stevenage bomb scare scene given all clear by police and experts

PUBLISHED: 15:46 21 February 2020 | UPDATED: 15:46 21 February 2020

Police have cordoned off a portion of Wisden Road, as bomb specialists arrive. Picture: Matt Powell

Police have cordoned off a portion of Wisden Road, as bomb specialists arrive. Picture: Matt Powell

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Police have given the all clear to residents in Wisden Road after there were earlier reports of a bomb scare in Stevenage.

The police cordon and road closures in the street have now been lifted.

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In an official statement, Herts police said: "Specialist police officers and experts from the Explosives Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene and ensured it is safe.

"Thank you for your patience and co-operation."

Police confirmed that they had found items in a bin shed which may have been explosive after they arrested a man - due to an unrelated event - this morning, and his property was searched.

READ MORE: Houses evacuated in Stevenage after suspected explosives found

Counter-terrorism officers had already attended the scene and found nothing to indicate the man who was arrested had links to terrorism.

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