Grenade found in residential area destroyed in 'controlled explosion'

The device was later destroyed in a wooded area on Wednesday in a 'controlled explosion'.

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An old grenade found in a Midlothian residential neighbourhood has been destroyed.

Officers were called after the device was discovered near Boyd Orr Drive, Penicuik, at around 6.40pm on Tuesday.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said the grenade was then moved to a wooded area and a precautionary cordon was put in place.

The EOD – explosive ordnance department – attended on Wednesday morning.

The grenade was then destroyed at around 8am in a “controlled explosion”.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Around 6.40pm on Tuesday, April 4, police were called after a device – thought to be an old type grenade – was found near to Boyd Orr Drive in Penicuik.

“The device was moved to a wooded area nearby and as a precaution, a cordon was placed around the area.

“The EOD – Explosive Ordnance Department – attended and carried out a controlled explosion around 8am on Wednesday, April 5.”