June 12, 2019 1.37 pm This story is over 53 months old

Police confirm ‘suspected WW2 grenade’ was agricultural part

Police have now left the scene

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that a ‘suspected WW2 grenade’ found in an archaeological dig in Lincoln was in fact an agricultural item.

As reported previously, Bishop Grosseteste University evacuated its LORIC building on Newport just before midday on Wednesday, June 12.

The university said in a statement it was working with police to “investigate a suspected World War 2 grenade” discovered on site.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Police added at the time that there was no risk to the public and roads remained open.

There was a large police presence and an army team on site to inspect the discovery.

Lincolnshire Police said on social media just after 1pm: “It has been confirmed that the item found in Newport, Lincoln is part of an agricultural item. There was no risk to the public and officers are leaving the scene.”