A man has been charged after six people were arrested upon the discovery of a live hand grenade at a property in Liverpool.
Merseyside Police executed a warrant at a house on the city’s Netherby Street at around 8.20pm on Monday.
During the search, a suspected firearm, ammunition and the hand grenade were seized.
An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended to remove the hand grenade and carry out a controlled explosion.
A 16-year-old girl, three men aged 27, 37 and 58, and two women aged 61 and 32 were arrested on suspicion of possession of a s1 firearm.
The 58-year-old man has now been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, possessing ammunition for a firearm and possessing an unlawful explosive substance for unlawful purpose.
The remaining five have been released under investigation pending further enquiries by Merseyside police.
Detective chief inspector Catherine Walsh said: “Enquiries are still in the very early stages and I would ask people not to speculate while our investigation remains ongoing.
“I would like to thank the public, especially those living in the immediate area who had to be temporarily evacuated, for their patience while this matter was dealt with in a safe and controlled manner.”
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