Reports of hand grenade found in Hartlepool home

A hand grenade has reportedly been discovered in the loft of a Hartlepool home.

Monday, 19th August 2019, 22:01 pm
Updated Monday, 19th August 2019, 22:10 pm
Oxford Road, Hartlepool.

Reports on social media say houses were evacuated in the Oxford Road area this evening after the army bomb disposal squad was called.

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Several people on-line reported that a grenade had been found in the attic of a house in Wordsworth Avenue.

The Mail contacted Cleveland Police in an effort to confirm the reports but no-one was available to comment.