Area cleared after "unexploded bomb" found in Stifford Clays

Update: 1515 hrs

Ministry of Defence have taken the object away.

All roads have been re-opened.

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WHAT is being described as a "shell fragment" has been found in Stifford Clays.

Emergency services were called at just after 11am to Premier Avenue after receiving a report.

Essex Police report that a local roadblock has been put in place and a small number of houses have been evacuated.

They are awaiting the arrival of the Ministry of Defence.

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