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Bomb Squad Called To Harbour

Bomb disposal experts were called out to an area outside the Elizabeth Terminal this morning to deal with a grenade that had been found earlier at a private home.

Cars weren't able to access the harbour terminal for nearly an hour while the potentially explosive device was dealt with.

It had been found by an elderly woman in her study at home.  She had taken it with her into town.

She called the Police from Castle Street at around 9:30am and was directed to take the grenade to a less built-up area. 

Police Bomb Disposal Officers safely disposed of the potentially explosive and the area was re-opened at around 10:20am.

The force later posted about the incident on their social media accounts, advising anyone finding similar old firearms or military items to leave them in situ, not handle them, and call the police on 612612.

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