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Homes evacuated in Heald Green Stockport Greater Manchester over Second World War bomb scare

Police evacuate homes and call in the bomb squad after a WWII grenade is discovered at a house in Stockport

  • Bomb disposal experts were scrambled to Heald Green in Stockport at 9.20am
  • Device is believed to be at a residential address with nearby homes evacuated 
  • Police say their officers think the explosive is a Second World War grenade  

Homes in Stockport have been evacuated after an ‘explosive device’ believed to be a Second World War bomb was found in someone’s house.  

Specialist bomb disposal officers are currently at the scene in Gloucester Road, Heald Green.   

Experts from Greater Manchester Police were scrambled to the house at 9.20am today. The exact number of houses evacuated has not yet been confirmed.

Specialist bomb disposal officers are currently stationed in Gloucester Road, Heald Green near Stockport after an explosive device was found there this morning 

Bomb disposal experts were scrambled to Heald Green near Stockport at 9.20am this morning. A cordon is in place in the area (pictured) 

Bomb disposal experts were scrambled to Heald Green near Stockport at 9.20am this morning. A cordon is in place in the area (pictured) 

In a statement, GMP said: ‘Officers are currently responding to reports that an explosive device had been found at a house in Stockport.

‘Around 9.20am this morning, police were called to Gloucester Road in Heald Green.

‘Bomb disposal officers are making their way to the house to make an assessment of the device – believed to be a grenade from World War Two – and nearby houses have been evacuated as a precaution. Updates will follow.’ 

A Channel 4 documentary team was following the bomb disposal squad as they went about their job today before the incident unfolded.  

A cordon is in place in the area.  More to follow.  

Specialist officers are pictured entering a house in Heald Green, Stockport after an explosive device was discovered there this morning

Pictured: A cordon is currently in place while police investigate

Specialist officers are pictured entering a house in Heald Green, Stockport after an explosive device was discovered there this morning

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: 'Bomb disposal officers (pictured) are making their way to the house to make an assessment of the device - believed to be a grenade from World War Two - and nearby houses have been evacuated as a precaution'

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: ‘Bomb disposal officers (pictured) are making their way to the house to make an assessment of the device – believed to be a grenade from World War Two – and nearby houses have been evacuated as a precaution’

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