UPDATE: Grenade uncovered during Harborough house clearance

Police have cordoned off Hearth Street in Market Harborough. NNL-151106-140049001
Police have cordoned off Hearth Street in Market Harborough. NNL-151106-140049001

Neighbours have said the grenade involved in yesterday’s bomb scare in Hearth Street was discovered when a shed was being cleared.

Residents say the occupier of the house had recently died and the explosive device was found during a house clearance.

The Market Harborough road was cordoned off after reports around 11.30am that a grenade had been found and Leicestershire Police called in an Army Bomb Disposal Unit.

The device was removed and a controlled explosion carried out in a nearby field.