York suspect device found to be live hand grenade

10 September 2014

The army bomb disposal unit has arrived at the scene on Maclagan Road, Bishopthorpe, York, and have confirmed that the device is a live hand grenade.

They have taken the device away to be safely disposed of in a field.

The cordons will be lifted shortly.

Police have thanked local residents for their patience and understanding while the emergency services dealt with the incident.

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