Army bomb squad brought in after grenade found in bin

Roads have reopened in a town after a grenade was discovered in a public car park recycling bin.

Hertfordshire Police said Bedwell Crescent, in Stevenage, was shut between Colestrete and Abbots Grove, at about 07:30 GMT.

The closures were lifted at 09:55, after officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed the device, police confirmed.

A do not cross police sign in Bedwell Crescent, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
The roads around Bedwell Crescent, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, were closed for about two hours [Steve Huntley/BBC]

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