June 9, 2022 12.35 pm This story is over 24 months old

Cordon lifted at Brayford Pool as ‘grenade’ found to not be live

The area is now deemed safe again by police

By Local Democracy Reporter

Police have lifted a cordon on Brayford Pool after reports of a ‘grenade’ in the area after bomb disposal squads said the device was not live.

A 100m police cordon was placed between Lucy Tower car park and the Hilton hotel at Brayford Pool on Thursday morning, after a suspected grenade was found.

The University of Lincoln’s Minerva building was evacuated as a precaution, and access to Lucy Tower Street was temporarily halted as officers advised people to avoid the area while investigations took place.

The police cordon in place on Brayford Wharf North. | Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire Police confirmed at around 11.48am on Thursday that the area was safe and the cordon would be lifted, following attendance from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

The bomb disposal squad found the suspected grenade not to be live, so ruled that the area was safe to reopen once again.

Access to Lucy Tower Street in Lincoln was coned off. | Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

People can now again access the section of Brayford Pool which houses the likes of Nando’s, Prezzo and Lucy Tower multi-storey car park.

Police thanked everyone for their “help and patience” while the incident was dealt with.