STREET ON LOCKDOWN – UK – Bomb squad shuts down Birmingham street after ‘live grenade found amongst scrap metal’
A BOMB SQUAD has been called in after a Birmingham street was placed on lockdown when a live hand grenade was “found in a consignment of scrap metal”.
Police were called to Trevor Street, Nechells, as a witness told the Birmingham Mail “a grenade with a pin still in it” has been found.
The Mail reported that the grenade was found by a scrap metal dealer, but police have said it was reported by a removal man.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said:”Police have been called to Trevor Street, Nechells, by a removal man who discovered an unexploded grenade amongst property this morning (Monday 27 March).
“Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) have been called to assess the device.
“A small cordon is currently in place as a precautionary measure.”
Courtesy of thesun.co.uk