Army bomb disposal experts were called to a domestic garden in Leeds after a suspected hand grenade was discovered by a workman.
A major alert was raised after the suspect item was found buried beneath undergrowth and wood in the front garden of the house in Avenue Hill, Chapeltown, Leeds, around 1.20pm yesterday.
It is believed that the landlord of the tenanted property and a workman were clearing the garden when they discovered the egg-shaped object about 4in in diameter.
The YEP understands that the object was covered in mud and found beneath pieces of wood.
Immediately suspicious, the man summoned police officers who looked at the object.
They agreed with his suspicions and Army explosives experts from Catterick Camp were informed of the find and immediately despatched a team.
A police cordon was put in place for public safety and the top of Avenue Hill and nearby Hilton Grove were also closed to traffic.
The army bomb disposal experts later carried out a controlled explosion.