Bomb squad blow up ‘viable’ hand grenade found in Derbyshire garden | UK News

Specialist explosives experts have carried out a controlled detonation on a hand grenade found in a garden in Derbyshire.

Police were called to the address on Sunday afternoon after a member of the public found the device.

Officers called in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit to investigate and the surrounding roads were closed as a precaution.

The device, in a garden on Woodville Road, was found to viable, police have confirmed, and it was destroyed in an explosion.

Road closures in the Hartshorne area near Swadlincote have since been lifted.