London road closed after ammunition fell off police vehicle

London, July 23 (IANS) A major road in London had to be closed for over 11 hours after ammunition fell off the top of a police vehicle.

The items had been placed on the roof of an armed response vehicle and subsequently fell into the road as officers drove off to support colleagues on a firearms operation on Wednesday, the Metro newspaper reported.

Police were called at about 10.15 a.m., to the eastbound A13, close to Prince Regent Lane, to reports of items on the carriageway.

Officers attended the scene and recovered a “quantity of ammunition and ancillary items” from the carriageway, a spokesman for the Met Police said.

The road remained closed off till about 9 p.m.

The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards established that the incident was due to “human error”.



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