Grenade found in Scarborough

Police called to a property on St John's Road
Police called to a property on St John's Road

A possible WW2 grenade has been found under a shed in a Scarborough back garden.

North Yorkshire Police were called at around 7pm tonight (July 11) to a residence on St John's Road where a possible WW2 grenade has been discovered.

The hand grenade was found when the owner dug up the shed in the garden.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "He has found what appears to be a pineapple-shaped hand grenade.

"Police are in attendance and have taken photos and are liaising with the army who are sending an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team."

The police are currently awaiting the arrival of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

It is believed to be a routine procedure and is not a danger to the public.