A BOMB disposal team carried out a controlled explosion after workmen found a grenade in a York garden yesterday.

A police cordon was put in place around MacLagan Road at about 2.20pm, after landscape gardeners discovered a metal item in the garden to the rear of a property in the road.

Residents in the street were advised to remain indoors with windows closed after the item was found, and police consulted with the Ministry of Defence, who recommended a 100m cordon for pedestrians in the area.

Nearby schools and nearby residents were made aware of the situation, but evacuation was not needed.

The item was identified as a hand grenade at about 5.15pm by an Army bomb disposal team from Catterick Garrison, who took it away and exploded it safely in a field.