Bomb squad examines ‘grenade’ found during Glasgow roadworks

The 'grenade' was discovered during roadworks in Glasgow. Picture: Greg Macvean

The 'grenade' was discovered during roadworks in Glasgow. Picture: Greg Macvean

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THE BOMB squad has been called out to deal with a “small grenade” found by a road worker.

The device, which is thought to be historical, was found in Beil Drive, Yoker, Glasgow, at around 10.45am on Thursday.

Police said it was found by a worker who then contacted emergency services.

A cordon was erected around the road and a number of properties were evacuated as a precaution while Army bomb disposal experts and the fire service were called in.

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A police spokeswoman said: “Police and emergency services were called to Beil Drive, Yoker, following the discovery by a worker of an explosive device, possibly a small grenade.

“Beil Drive has been shut from Halley Street to Felton Place and a cordon has been established in the area as a precaution.

“There has also been a partial evacuation of local residents. Specialist services have been contacted and inquiries are continuing.”

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