Homes evacuated after grenade found in village
HOMES were evacuated yesterday evening after a grenade was found in a village near Doncaster.
Explosives experts were called to Newbigg at Westwoodside, North Lincolnshire, at 5pm after the potentially live device was found during renovations to a property.
Humberside Police put up a cordon around the home and people living in neighbouring properties were asked to leave as a precaution.
The Explosives Ordnance Disposal Unit was called in to investigate the grenade, which was not thought to be a modern device.
The residents were allowed back into their homes later in the evening after the grenade was safely disposed of.
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During the incident, roads were closed in the Newbigg and Commonside areas, causing traffic disruption during the rush hour.
A spokesman for Humberside Police thanked the public for their patience.