Bomb squad descend on Hereford police station after grenade handed in

A cordon remains in place at Hereford police station. Credit: BPM Media

A police station has been sealed off after a grenade was handed in by a member of the public.

Bomb disposal teams descended on the scene at Hereford Police Station this morning (Tuesday 4 April).The station in Bath Street is expected to remain closed for several hours and a cordon is currently in place.West Mercia Police, which operates out of the base, said officers do not believe there is any risk to the wider community.A force spokesperson said: "Hereford Police Station is currently closed as a precaution after what is believed to be a hand grenade was handed in by a member of the public. Explosive Ordnance Disposal have been informed and are attending the scene to assess the device and ensure it is disposed of safely."A cordon has been put in place around the station and is likely to remain in place for some time. We would like to reassure the public that there is not believed to be any risk to the wider area or the community."