World War Two Grenade Found at Heald Green House

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A World War Two grenade has been found in a Heald Green house by workers.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called to Gloucester Road following the discovery.

A police spokesman said properties on either side of the house were evacuated while a bomb disposal team assessed the device before taking it away.

He added that the grenade was found to be “inert” and had not posed a threat to the public.

The device – which was intact with the firing pin in place – was kept as a souvenir by the former occupier of the property.