Bomb disposal experts are called in to deal with hand grenade in North Yorkshire

A bomb disposal unit was sent to a North Yorkshire town last night following the discovery of a hand grenade.

Friday, 23rd June 2017, 8:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:48 am
Station Road in Tadcaster. Photo: Google.

A member of the public took the grenade – which is thought to have been in his neighbour’s garage since the 1950s – to the police and fire stations in Tadcaster shortly before 7pm.

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Emergency services set up a 200-metre safety cordon around the scene of the incident, on Station Road.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said: “Bomb disposal determined that the device was an inert hand grenade which they took away safely.”