Recycling centre evacuated after 'suspected grenade' found

Police were alerted about the potential explosive shortly after 11am on Thursday.

Polmadie Recycling Centre in Glasgow Southside evacuated following reports of ‘suspected grenade’ Google Maps

A Glasgow recycling centre has been evacuated after reports of a “suspected grenade”.

Police attended Polmadie Recycling Centre in Glasgow’s Southside shortly after 11am on Thursday.

Officers attended and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was contacted to assist.

It is understood that the area was cordoned off and police have confirmed that there is no risk to the wider public.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called around 11.10am on Thursday 2 June 2022, to a report of a suspected grenade at the waste disposal complex on Polmadie Road, Glasgow.

“Officers are in attendance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal team has been contacted.”

“Staff have been evacuated and there is no risk to the wider public.”

Police confirmed that the EOD removed the item and the incident was stood down.

A Glasgow City Council spokesman later confirmed the device was a replica, and said the depot had reopened at about 2.30pm on Thursday.