Controlled explosion after bomb squad called to Hartlepool and police close main road

A controlled explosion has been carried out after the Army Bomb Squad was called to Hartlepool.

Monday, 9th September 2019, 6:37 pm
Updated Monday, 9th September 2019, 6:39 pm

A suspected explosive device was discovered at Seymour Construction’s training academy shortly before 1.30pm.

Brenda Road was closed off for several hours while the situation was dealt with.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman confirmed the road had now reopened.

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Police at Brenda Road

“We were called at 1.20pm,” she said.

“A controlled explosion has been carried out and everything is fine.

“No-one was hurt and the area is safe.”

Brenda Road was seal;ed off for several hours