'Practice grenade' found in flat leads to huge police response

'Practice grenade' found in flat leads to huge police response

by Tom Martin (June 2022)

A SUSPECTED grenade found in a Southport flat sparked a huge response from the police.

Emergency services were called to Albert Road at around 10.50am on Friday, June 24 and blocked off the road from its junctions with Alexandra Road and North Street.

The cordon was in place for several hours until the Army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended and confirmed the device was a ‘practice grenade’ and posed no threat.

During the police response, a group of officers could be seen stood outside a property as they assessed the situation.

Residents were also blocked off from entering the section of Albert Road as officers directed vehicles to diverted routes.

A police spokesperson said: “At around 10.50am, we were called to flats on Albert Road to reports of the item being found during building work. 

“A cordon was put in place and a section of Albert Road was closed while the incident was dealt with. 

“The Army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended and confirmed the device was a practice grenade and posed no threat.”



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