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Suspected explosive device in Balderton closes London Road between Newark Academy and Lidl




Nottinghamshire Police has received a report of a suspected explosive device.

Officers were called to London Road in Balderton, just after 9.15am today (October 8) to a report of a suspected Second World War shell found underground at a building site.

London Road incident. (42617229)
London Road incident. (42617229)

The section of road between the Newark Academy and Lidl supermarket is currently closed.

Specialist advice has been taken and a cordon put in place.

London Road incident. (42617223)
London Road incident. (42617223)

Inspector Steve O’Connell, who is overseeing the incident, said: “We always treat these calls with the utmost caution to ensure the safety of everyone in the area.

“A specialist team is on the way to look at the device and decide on the next steps. I would like to thank the local community for their patience while we work to bring this incident to a safe conclusion.”

London Road incident. (42617220)
London Road incident. (42617220)


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