'Unexploded hand grenade' closes Rochester A289

A stretch of a busy dual carriageway in Medway was closed after the discovery of a suspected unexploded hand grenade.

Kent Police and an army bomb disposal unit were called to the A289 Hasted Road near Rochester at about 01:00 BST.

The device was taken away so a controlled explosion could take place, a spokeswoman for the police force said.

The Wainscott bypass has since reopened, according to BBC Travel reports.

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