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First World War grenade found in Sanderstead garden

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A FIRST World War grenade has been found in the garden of a house in Sanderstead. The house and three surrounding homes were evacuated after the unexploded device was found in Sanderstead Hill, Croydon, at around 11am this morning. A bomb disposal unit has been into the garden and safely removed the grenade, which is believed to have been discovered under a flowerpot. Croydon fire station sent three engines, a fire rescue unit and around 40 fire fighters to the scene as a precaution. Crews from Purley also attended. Sanderstead Hill was cordoned off while the grenade was dealt with. The families were then allowed back into their homes and the cordon was lifted. Did you see what happened? Contact the Advertiser on newsdesk@croydonadvertiser.co.uk.

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