Live updates as Loughton street is cordoned off by police after unexploded bomb discovered at building site

A road in Loughton has been cordoned off by police after an unexploded bomb was discovered at a building site. Officers were called to reports of the device being found on Connaught Avenue in Loughton at around 10am today (April 10). The building site has been evacuated and a bomb disposal truck has arrived at the scene this afternoon.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called to reports of an unexploded ordinance being found in Connaught Avenue, Loughton, at 10am, in a building site. “The site was evacuated and a cordon is in place. We have contacted the Ministry of Defence ordinance disposal unit and they have just arrived at the scene.”

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