York & North Yorkshire

Live grenade is found in Bishopthorpe near York

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Image caption The device was unearthed by workmen in the rear garden of a house in the village

Roads had to be closed off after a live grenade was found in a garden near York.

The grenade was unearthed by workmen working at a property in Maclagan Road, Bishopthorpe, at about 14:20 BST.

A 328ft (100m) cordon which was put around the area was lifted at about 17:30.

An army bomb disposal unit from Catterick was called to the scene and the grenade was removed and destroyed in a nearby field.

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