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Suspected wartime explosive discovered in Pensby found to be safe
7:14pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
A suspected wartime explosive discovered at a house in Pensby this afternoon has been X-rayed and found to be safe.
It has been removed by the Ministry of Defence bomb squad for further examination.
A full search of the house is still going on.
Merseyside Police closed Hillfield Drive as a precaution while the house was searched.
The alarm was raised at 1.20pm by an employee of a cleaning firm who was emptying the house, which had belonged to an elderly man who had recently died.
The cleaner reported finding a "suspicious device" in a downstairs room and immediately called police.
Following preliminary examinations by specialist officers from the force's Matrix unit, a decision was taken to call out the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit from the MoD.
Hillfield Drive and several nearby roads were cordoned off while the device was examined.