'Suspected grenade' unearthed in Lincoln was agricultural item

The item found Image copyright Lincolnshire Police
Image caption Police said there was no risk to the public

A suspected World War Two grenade which sparked the evacuation of a university building has turned out to be an agricultural item.

Archaeologists unearthed the alarming object during a dig at Bishop Grosseteste University's Open Research and Innovation Centre in Lincoln.

Upon further examination, Lincolnshire Police said, it emerged the find posed no public risk.

The university said it evacuated the centre as a precautionary measure.

Image caption Staff and students were evacuated from the centre

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The university said: "We would like to thank Lincolnshire emergency services and the bomb disposal squad for their calm and professional support, as well as our staff, students and partnership organisations for their patience and understanding."

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