Potential "chemical threat" closed Walden road

Emergency services responded to an incident in Highfields, Saffron Walden

Emergency services responded to an incident in Highfields, Saffron Walden - Credit: NPTV

A potential chemical threat closed a Saffron Walden road last night (Tuesday).

Emergency services including a HAZMAT unit, police, fire and ambulance staff were in attendance shortly after 7pm.

A resident in Highfields, Saffron Walden, had received a letter containing an unknown substance.

The road was closed as a precaution.

Essex Police said they did not find any hazardous substances.

Enquiries into the source of the letter are ongoing.

Emergency services responded to an incident in Highfields, Saffron Walden

Emergency services responded to an incident in Highfields, Saffron Walden - Credit: NPTV