Bomb disposal team called to 'suspicious object' in Stevenage

An area in the centre of Stevenage has been cordoned off after a 'suspicious object' was found. Credit: Google Street View

Specialist police officers and an Explosives Ordnance Disposal team have been called in to deal with a suspicious object spotted in the centre of Stevenage in Hertfordshire.

A picture has emerged on social media of what appeared to be a disposal coffee cup with wires attached.

In a statement, Hertfordshire Police said: "We are currently at the scene of an incident in Queensway, Stevenage, following reports of a suspicious object in the car park outside TK Maxx."

"A number of nearby shops and businesses have been evacuated and an 100m police cordon is in place as a precaution to ensure the safety of the people living and working in the locality.

"Road closures are currently in place on St Georges Way at the junction with Six Hills Way, Fairlands Way and Lytton Way so we would advise people to avoid the area."

– Hertfordshire Police