Army called in over hand grenade scares in Ludlow and Shrewsbury

By Matthew Growcott | Ludlow | News | Published:

Two hand grenades were found in completely separate circumstances in two Shropshire homes at the same time.

Grenades were found in an attic in Ludlow and at a home in Racecourse Avenue in Shrewsbury in the early afternoon on Thursday.

The occupants were evacuated out of their Ludlow home after the hand grenade was found.

The explosive ordnance disposal unit from the Army and police officers were sent to the home, where it was cordoned off.

A field was found nearby for the grenade to be made safe.

Checks by EOD personnel found that the grenade was inert, indicating that it was either a training weapon, or had been made safe previously.

Meanwhile, police and the army were also sent to Shrewsbury over concerns about an old grenade.

EOD said the device had been decommissioned quite some time ago and was safe.

Matthew Growcott

By Matthew Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

Shropshire Star reporter


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