A bomb disposal unit was called to Haywards Heath to deal with what turned out to be a harmless rubber ‘grenade’.
Police were called to Bentswood Road around 10pm.
A resident reported that he had found what appeared to be a Second World War grenade in his back garden.
Police officers sent photos to bomb disposal experts, who suspected it was a Mills bomb hand grenade and sent a bomb disposal unit.
The unit arrived around 1.15am, only to find that the object was a rubber replica.
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