Man calls bomb squad during renovation after discovering live WW2 grenade

A street in Wirrall and a WW2 grenade with a pin in
The homeowner in Wirral discovered a live WW2 grenade whilst renovating his home (Image credit: Getty Images)

A homeowner in Wirral, Merseyside, made a shocking discovery while working after finding a live Second World War grenade.

Andy Richardson, 65, was renovating his house in Lower Heswall when he uncovered the destructive device.

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