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Controlled explosion carried out in Tewkesbury

The controlled explosion was carried out just after 12:30pm Credit: PA

A controlled explosion has taken place this lunchtime in Tewkesbury after a suspected mortar/rifle grenade was found.

Police have confirmed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team carried out the explosion near to Lower Lode Lane and the River Severn shortly after 12:30pm.

Cordons around the area are due to be lifted shortly.