Spalding Police Station and homes evacuated due to dummy hand grenade

The bomb disposal unit
The bomb disposal unit
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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 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!"