Army bomb disposal team called to Calderdale after reports of a grenade on riverbed

The army bomb disposal team was called to Hebden Bridge after reports of a grenade being found.

Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 3:56 pm

Emergency Services were called to Hebden Bridge on Sunday after they received reports of the explosive device.

Officers from Calderdale Neighbourhood Policing teams, Calderdale Council Community officers were also called as road closures and evacuations were put in place.

The army unit were called from their base in Catterick, North Yorkshire.

The bomb disposal team in Hebden Bridge (Picture Calderdale Council Coomunity Wardens)

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "At 3.26pm on Sunday August 15 police were contacted by a member of the public who found what appeared to be a grenade in the river off Old Gate, Hebden Bridge.

Officers contacted the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team who attended and removed the item.

"The item was taken away by EOD for safe disposal."

The army's bomb disposal unit explained

The specialist EOD army unit is responsible for counter terrorist bomb disposal and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), the recovery and safe disposal of conventional munitions.

The army regiment also inspect and licence ammunition storage and enforce explosives safety regulations.