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Controlled explosion after grenade found in Heywood raid

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Image caption The explosive was discovered during a search of a house in Heywood, Greater Manchester

A controlled explosion was carried out after a grenade was discovered during a police raid in Greater Manchester.

Officers also found a shotgun and cannabis during a searching at a house in Heywood, at about 05.50 BST, police said.

The device was removed from the house in Tonge Street and later destroyed by a bomb disposal unit in a nearby field.

Neighbours either side of the address were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.

The search was part of a series of dawn raids across Heywood Rochdale and Oldham.

Twenty people were arrested on suspicion of a range of drugs offences and money laundering.

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