Suspected grenade found in furniture donated to Wigan charity shop

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Police were called at 10.40am on Sunday to a report of the grenade found within furniture donated to the shop on Mesnes Street.

A cordon was put in place as a precaution and inquiries were carried out by police.

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A spokesman said: “At around 10.40am today, we received a report of a suspected grenade contained within furniture donated to a charity shop on Mesnes Street, Wigan.

“Specialist officers are in attendance.

“A cordon has been put in place as a precaution.

“Enquiries are ongoing but, at this stage, there are not believed to be any malicious intentions.”

A cordon was erected on Mesnes Street when the suspected grenade was found. Pic: Google Street View

Shortly after noon, they confirmed the grenade was not viable.

The spokesman said: “Specialist officers have confirmed that the grenade is not a viable explosive device and are safely removing it. The cordon will be removed. Thank you to members of the public for your patience.”

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