Glasgow & West Scotland

Bomb disposal unit called after 'small grenade' found in Glasgow street

Bomb disposal team Image copyright Darren Kerr

Bomb disposal experts sealed off a street in Glasgow and evacuated some local residents after a worker discovered "a small grenade-type item".

The device was discovered in Beil Drive, in the city's Yoker area, at about 10:45.

An explosive ordnance disposal unit is on the scene. Beil Drive was shut from Halley Street to Felton Place.

A spokesman from Police Scotland said inquiries were ongoing and "specialist services" remained at the scene.

Image copyright Darren Kerr

The spokesman said: "Around 10.45 hours this morning police and emergency services were called to Beil Drive in Yoker following the discovery by a worker of an explosive device.

"Beil Drive has been shut from Halley Street to Felton Place and a cordon has been established in the area as a precaution.

"There has also been a partial evacuation of local residents. Specialist services have been contacted and enquiries are continuing."

The cordon was later lifted.

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