Ilford Hill closed down after hand grenade discovery

Emergency services are dealing with an unexploded hand grenade in central Ilford.

Police have closed roads including Chapel Road and set up a police cordon 100m from the threat. Police say that the explosive was found near Becketts House, Ilford Hill and reported at 11am.

A police cordon of 100m has been set up as officers respond to the threat.

Marketing Manager Greig Cranfield wrote on the website Twitter: “Something major going down in Ilford. Roads all closed off, ambulance and police everywhere.”

Ambulance staff are on standby. The Recorder is at the scene and updates will follow.

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Did you see the hand grenade? Contact newsdesk on 0208 477 3821.

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