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.


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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


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