'Hand grenade' found in Forfar flat was a training device

Stedfast Lane The device was found by workmen in a vacant flat in Forfar's Stedfast Lane

A suspected hand grenade found in a vacant flat in an Angus town was a training device, Tayside Police have confirmed.

The force said workmen had discovered what appeared to be a grenade in Forfar's Stedfast Lane at about 11:25 on Thursday.

Experts from Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) were contacted and were able to identify the object as a practice grenade.

It was removed by EOD personnel.

A cordon that had been established around the address as a precaution has now been lifted.

No-one had to be evacuated while officers investigated the device.

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