Army bomb disposal unit called in after York resident finds grenade in loft

The grenade that caused the alert. Photographs: NYP York North on Twitter
11 Jun 2017 @ 5.18 pm
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Residents of a leafy York suburb were surprised to see an Army bomb disposal unit parked on one of the streets on Sunday (June 11).

It’s not the sort of thing that the people of Haxby witness every day.

The weekend drama started when a woman found this hand grenade in her loft. The resident reported the find to a police community support officer.

She had also found some shotgun cartridges.

Experts brought in

The Army bomb disposal team at an address in Haxby

The police then called the Army’s EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) team. Bomb disposal engineers, believed to be from the 521 EOD Squadron RLC based in Chester, visited the address.

Much to everyone’s relief they declared the grenade to be safe and inert.

It is believed to be a dummy or a practice grenade.