Spalding Police Station and homes evacuated due to dummy hand grenade

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Spalding Police Station and nearby homes were evacuated after a hand grenade was brought in - only for it to be a dummy.

The fake device was brought into the police station at around 11.20am this morning (Sunday) by a member of the public.

The bomb disposal unit

The bomb disposal unit

The bomb disposal unit was called, with the device presumed to be real. The police station and homes within 100m were evacuated as a precaution.

The B1172 outside the station was also closed.

The cordon was soon lifted, however, after the Explosive Ordinance Department team examined the item and realised it was a dummy.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: "Apologies for any inconvenience, but better to be safe than sorry!"