Bomb scare after suspected grenade found in Barking

Police were called to reports of a grenade in River Road. Picture: Google

Police were called to reports of a grenade in River Road. Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

A suspected grenade was found in Barking today.

Officers were called to a construction site at Balmoral Trading Estate in River Road at 10am, after someone reported finding what they thought was a grenade.

Nearby roads were closed, a cordon was put in place, and the fire brigade and ambulance service turned up at the scene.

Specialist officers arrived to carry out an assessment – but found the device to be a fake.

Road closures have now been lifted.