Suspected hand grenade found in Gayton

Wirral has been keeping the Army’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team busy this week as a third explosive device has been found in as many days.

A suspected hand grenade was found in a Gayton property undergoing renovation work.

The device was taken to the beach near Red Rocks slipway on Stanley Road in Hoylake where it was made safe with a controlled explosion.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said, “We can confirm a hand grenade was safely detonated in Wirral today (Thursday, March 14). 

“We were contacted at 8.40am following reports the grenade had been found in a property under renovation in the Gayton area.

“The EOD carried out a controlled explosion on the beach near Hoylake.”

Earlier this week, suspected explosive devices were found in New Brighton and in Birkenhead.

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