Properties evacuated after hand grenade found in river

Properties have been evacuated after an unexploded hand grenade was found in a river.

Bedfordshire Police placed a cordon around Riverside Square in Bedford after the explosive was found at about 13:30 BST.

The force said a small number of properties were evacuated in the area next to the River Great Ouse "as a precaution".

An emergency ordnance disposal team attended the scene and the police have advised people to avoid the area.

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