Bomb squad scrambled after St Leonards hand grenade scare

Police were alerted after a report that a hand grenade had been found.

Monday, 22nd February 2021, 9:53 am
Updated Monday, 22nd February 2021, 9:56 am

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was also scrambled to the scene.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police were called after a grenade found at an address in Stockleigh Road, St Leonards at 1.15pm on Saturday (February 20).”

A cordon was set up while work was carried out.

Police were alerted after a report that a hand grenade had been found

However, the object was not as dangerous as first feared.

The spokesman added: “The EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) attended the scene and determined the device was an ornament. 

“It was taken away by the EOD.
“Police were stood down at 5.45pm.”