Bomb disposal called to report of grenade found in Haywards Heath

A bomb disposal unit was called to Haywards Heath to deal with what turned out to be a harmless rubber '˜grenade'.

Sunday, 10th July 2016, 12:32 pm
Updated Sunday, 10th July 2016, 1:47 pm
Bomb disposal unit called to Haywards Heath

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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