Bomb disposal called out to ‘unexploded grenade’ in Leeds which turned out to be a toy

A bomb disposal team was called to reports of an unexploded grenade in Yeadon - but it turned up to be a toy.

Thursday, 21st March 2019, 1:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st March 2019, 1:48 pm
The recycling site in Milner's Road, Yeadon.

West Yorkshire Police were called to Milner’s Road Waste Sorting site at 11am this morning.

-> Homemade shotgun fired in Leeds street during ‘harebrained’ revenge attackThe area was cordoned off while bomb disposal experts investigated the item.

But it turned out to be a toy.

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The police cordon was lifted by 1pm.

Real unexploded smoke and hand grenades were found in a flat in Albert Square in Yeadon last month while it was being renovated.

-> Bomb squad called to Yeadon after builders find grenades in houseThe bomb disposal team attended but it was confirmed that the grenades were not live.