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Bomb scare sees Fenland homes evacuated




A number of homes had to be evacuated in a Fenland street yesterday evening (Thursday) after fears a bomb had been found.
The incident happened at around 3.21pm when police received a 999 call reporting a possible World War Two mortar had been found following some excavation works in |Norwood Road, in connection with a suspected water leak.

Part of Norwood Road in March was closed while bomb disposal experts dealt with the incident. (43208862)
Part of Norwood Road in March was closed while bomb disposal experts dealt with the incident. (43208862)

The area was closed and bomb disposal experts were called to deal with the incident.
A number of properties were evacuated while the Royal Logistic Corps team examined the item and within a short time found it be steel piping.
The area was deemed safe and people were allowed back in their homes.

Part of Norwood Road in March was closed while bomb disposal experts dealt with the incident. (43208864)
Part of Norwood Road in March was closed while bomb disposal experts dealt with the incident. (43208864)

Posting to their Facebook page Fenland police said: "Thanks to members of the public for their patience in this matter."



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