Emergency services shut Essex train station after ‘bomb’ scare

Emergency services swarmed the Harold Wood railway station after contractors at the new Elizabeth Line station thought they found a bomb this morning (Thursday, July 15).

Photos captured police cars, incident response units, fire crews and paramedics on the scene on Station Road in Harold Wood, Greater London attending the incident.

Residents expressed concern at the scale of the reaction, but police have since confirmed that the incident was a false alarm.

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A Met Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called at 10.45am after discovery of suspected WW2 ordnance during building works.

“However it has now been fully stood down as experts have found it is not ordnance.”

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Harold Wood station at 11.21am following reports of a suspicious item.

“Officers quickly attended and assessed the item as not suspicious.

“The station is now reopen.”

No one was injured and the road has now fully reopened.

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