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Wolverhampton homes evacuated after grenade found in house loft

By Liam Keen | Penn | News | Published:

An unexploded grenade was found in the loft of a house in Penn forcing neighbours to evacuate their homes as the bomb disposal team was called out.

Braden Road. Picture: Google

It is believed the explosive was found while the semi-detached house in Braden Road was being renovated.

Three houses either side of the house were cordoned off as police attended the scene at around midday yesterday.

Police left the scene later in the afternoon and they said the grenade is believed to have been real and that it was safely removed by the bomb disposal team.

Neighbours said it is believed the house was recently passed on to a beneficiary after the previous owner’s death, and the property was being renovated when the device was found.

Paul Gillam, a builder working at a nearby property, said: “I saw the police arrive followed by the bomb disposal team, the cordon was put in place and we were told to stop working.”

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.

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