Hand grenade found in Hornchurch

Police in Havering were called at 13:09hrs on Thursday, 20 August to a building site in Langton Gardens, Hornchurch to reports of a grenade unearthed by construction workers.

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Officers attended and a safety cordon was established. A number of people from a nearby office block were evacuated as a precaution.

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Specialist officers attended and were able to confirm that the grenade was no longer live and was likely a spent shell from either the first or Second World War.

The grenade was safely removed from the scene without incident and the site reopened at 14:55hrs.