Police close building site after 'WWII hand grenade is found'

Bucks Free Press: Police close building site after 'WWII grenade is found' Police close building site after 'WWII grenade is found'

POLICE have cordoned off a road leading to a building site in High Wycombe after contractors discovered an "unexploded shell" this morning.

Chequers Avenue, which leads on to the new housing estate behind the Wycombe Marsh Retail Park, has been sealed off by police.

Builders working on a site in Sierra Road discovered a device, believed to be a Second World War hand grenade, shortly before 10am.

IT manager Scott Ridley sent the BFP this photo from his home.

He said: “I looked outside and the police were walking around.

"I went out to my wife’s car and the police said an unexploded object had been found.

“The officer wasn’t particularly forthcoming but he insinuated it was from World War Two."

Thames Valley Police said all site workers have been evacuated from the site while bomb disposal experts investigate.

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1:53pm Tue 8 Jul 14

David Tarr says...

Just wondering if the parents of the guy that sent the picture in were film buffs. And liked Ridley Scott.
Just wondering if the parents of the guy that sent the picture in were film buffs. And liked Ridley Scott. David Tarr
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4:07pm Tue 8 Jul 14

X3SGR says...

David Tarr wrote:
Just wondering if the parents of the guy that sent the picture in were film buffs. And liked Ridley Scott.
Sorry to old, Ridley Scott was not famous when the parents was think of a name.
[quote][p][bold]David Tarr[/bold] wrote: Just wondering if the parents of the guy that sent the picture in were film buffs. And liked Ridley Scott.[/p][/quote]Sorry to old, Ridley Scott was not famous when the parents was think of a name. X3SGR
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