Grenade found in junk box

Waiting for the bang! - John Brown of the Antiques and Flower shop on Peddar Street found a grenade causing the street to be evacuated!
Waiting for the bang! - John Brown of the Antiques and Flower shop on Peddar Street found a grenade causing the street to be evacuated!
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A MAIN town centre shopping street was sealed off after an antiques dealer discovered a hand grenade in a box of bric-a-brac.

John Brown was shocked to find the nine bang steel cylinder grenade whilst he was sorting through old militaria in his antiques and flowers shop on Pedder Street in Morecambe.

Mr Brown called the police who shut Pedder Street for an hour-and-a-half on Saturday afternoon and evacuated several shops.

An armed response unit checked out the grenade which turned out to be a training device posing no danger of exploding.

See The Visitor (12-02-12) for full story.