UPDATED: live hand grenade unearthed in garden near York

10 Sep 2014 @ 3.59 pm
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Maclagan Road, Bishopthorpe. Photograph: Google Streetview
A live hand grenade was dug up in a garden near York on Wednesday (September 10).

York police received a call at around 2.20pm from workmen who unearthed the device while working in a garden at a property on Maclagan Road, Bishopthorpe.

They placed a 100 metre cordon around the area and closed local roads.

The army bomb disposal unit was called in. They confirmed it was a live hand grenade, and took it away to be safely disposed of in a field.

The cordons will be lifted shortly.

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