Bomb disposal teams called to Luton after 'cannonball' found on a building site

Bomb disposal teams and police cordoned off an area in Luton today (Friday 13) after what is thought to have been a cannonball was found on a building site.

Hitchin Road was closed between Stopsley Way and Stockingstone Road.

Police were called at around 10.30am after someone reported seeing something suspicious on a nearby construction site.

Bedfordshire police say the explosive ordnance disposal team were called as a precaution. The roads have since reopened.