'Unexploded grenade' found in Penryn was fake - UPDATE
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- A suspected grenade was found in the garden of a house on Permarin Road, Penryn.
- Bomb disposal experts - from Plymouth - were called to the property.
- Houses either side of the 'grenade site' were evacuated.
- Experts confirmed the 'grenade' to be a fake.
- One man was arrested on suspicion of wasting police time.
The police and bomb disposal team called to Permarin Road have now been stood down.
Sgt Watts has confirmed that it is "all quiet now," adding: "No bangs."
Here is a map showing where the fake grenade was found:
UPDATE: Community Sergeant Gary Watts has confirmed that the 'grenade' was in fact a fake.
He said: "EOD have uncovered a half dummy grenade in Permarin Road, Penryn. A male is now in custody on [suspicion] of wasting police time and [enquiries] are in hand."
UPDATE: A Devon and Cornwall police spokesperson has confirmed that the suspected explosive was found at a property in Permarin Road, Penryn.
The police received a call at 4.10pm from a man who said he had dug up a grenade in his garden.
Properties either side of the site have been evacuated while a controlled explosion is carried out.
BREAKING: Bomb disposal experts were called out to an undisclosed location in Falmouth this afternoon, to deal with a suspected grenade.
Community Sergeant Gary Watts took to social networking website Twitter earlier to announce that he was "dealing with a possible unexploded grenade, evacuation in hand and EOD [Explosive Ordinance Disposal] enroute."
Twenty minutes later he reported that the bomb disposal team had arrived, adding: "for operational reasons I can't disclose where until after. There is no risk to the general public."
More on this story as it develops.