Grenade found in Sunderland garage

Hendon Valley Road, near to Villette Road, Sunderland - reports of some kind of incident, possibly a bomb/grenade being found.

Hendon Valley Road, near to Villette Road, Sunderland - reports of some kind of incident, possibly a bomb/grenade being found.

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A grenade has been found at a block of city flats.

Residents at Hendon Valley Court were evacuated yesterday afternoon after the small bomb, which is thrown by hand, was discovered in a garage.

Specialists from the army’s bomb disposal unit removed the grenade for examination.

Officers attended the scene, just off Villette Road, at 4.45pm yesterday.

A Northumbria Police spokesman, said: “The grenade was discovered in a lock-up to the back of the flats.

“The properties either side were evacuated as a precaution.

“We’re not sure what type of grenade it is yet or where it has come from.”