Published: September 14, 2012
Highbridge police thank firms for patience after 3-hour grenade drama

Police have thanked companies and their staff for their patience after several busy roads on Highbridge's Isleport Industrial Park were shut for over three hours on Thursday (September 13th) following the discovery of a grenade at the town's recycling centre.

Bennett Way and Walrow were closed, causing lengthy delays for delivery firms who were unable to move their lorries in or out of the safety cordon.

An army bomb disposal team was called in from Didcot to investigate the discovery at 3pm.

By 6.20pm the roads were re-opened after the device was found to be a harmless "deactivated grenade".

A police spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We thank all the firms and their staff who were affected for their patience in waiting while the bomb disposal team checked whether the object was safe. The roads were closed as a safety precaution."

 


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