Firshill Crescent re-opened following reports of grenade

Date published: 09 April 2019 22:58
Dated: 09 April 2019 23:56:31

Police officers investigating reports of a grenade have identified the item as an air soft grenade that poses no risk to the public.

Inspector Peter Heginbotham said: “I am aware this incident may have caused alarm and inconvenience to the community and I would like to offer my reassurance. 

“The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team have attended the scene and disposed of the item, that has now been identified as an air soft grenade. 

“We are taking this incident very seriously and will be investigating the circumstances around it.

“I would like to thank those affected for their patience and the Sheffield United Academy for opening their doors to local residents, providing refreshments and shelter while we continued our work." 

Firshill Crescent and surrounding roads are now open. 

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