Monday, 21 June 2010

World War Two 'incendiary device' in De Beauvoir garden

Police statement:

On Thursday June 17 at approx. 13:45, a PCSO on patrol in Ufton Grove, N1, was approached by a member of the public who stated that he had found an old World War II incendiary device in his front garden. The PCSO called for assistance from the De Beauvoir Safer Neighbourhoods team and Expo (bomb disposal) officers were also called out. On attendance, officers found a World War II grenade about 4 inches in length, which was safely removed from the location by Expo officers. De Beauvoir Safer Neighbourhoods team carried out patrols in the area to inform and reassure residents of the incident.

Sergeant Shaju Bhaskaran of Hackney's De Beauvoir Safer Neighbourhoods Team, said: "Your Safer Neighbourhoods team is here to help, whatever crime or safety concern you may have. This was an unusual incident for our ward, to say the least, but local residents have been reassured that the device has been safely removed."

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