Stevenage homes given all clear after bomb squad deems area ‘safe and well’

Paramedics and police both attended the scene in Sandown Road, Stevenage. Picture: Gary Sanderson

Paramedics and police both attended the scene in Sandown Road, Stevenage. Picture: Gary Sanderson - Credit: Archant

Bomb disposal experts have attended a residential street in Stevenage today, after a suspected hand grenade was found in a house this morning.

Police have closed Sandown Road in Stevenage. Picture: Gary Sanderson

Police have closed Sandown Road in Stevenage. Picture: Gary Sanderson - Credit: Archant

Police were called at 9.13am to reports of a suspected military hand grenade found by a member of the East of England Ambulance Service at a house in Stevenage’s Sandown Road.

Police officers attended the scene and the house and neighbouring properties were evacuated.

Earlier this afternoon, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team attended and gave the device the all clear, after they deemed it “not viable”.

Both police and the EODT have now left the scene, and the road has reopened.