Grenade found in Eckington

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Bomb disposal experts were called to Eckington after a hand grenade was found.

The explosive was discovered by a walker on Gas Lane at 12.48pm on Sunday, December 30.

Police and explosive experts from the MOD were called out and a 100 metre cordon was put in place around where the grenade was found.

A controlled detonation was carried out at about 3pm and the grenade was taken away to be destroyed.