Unexploded grenade found in Hexham
17 May 2016 13:58 PM[View Full Size]
We have put a cordon in place on Allendale Road in Hexham after an unexploded grenade was found at a construction site.
At 10.20am this morning construction workers found the grenade and immediately contacted police who identified it as a World War One device.
A small number of properties have been evacuate and a cordon is currently in place. The bomb disposal team are currently on the scene and will carry out a controlled explosion.
We would always encourage the public to always call 999 if they find a potential explosive device but these incidents are very rare.