Stoke & Staffordshire

Hand grenade found at Newcastle-under-Lyme home

Houses have been evacuated in Staffordshire after a hand grenade was found at a house, police said.

Officers were called by a "concerned member of public" to an address in Albert Street, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, shortly after midnight.

The Army bomb disposal squad moved the grenade to Chesterton Park where it was disposed of in a controlled explosion.

A man, 45, was arrested in connection with the incident and is still in police custody, the force added.

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