Police presence in Sheffield suburb following reports of ‘grenade’

There is currently a heavy police presence in a Sheffield suburb following reports of a grenade.

Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 9:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 12:46 pm
Firshill Crescent (google)

South Yorkshire Police said that officers are currently at the scene on Firshill Crescent, dealing with reports of ‘what appears to be a grenade’.

They were called to the area at around 6:30pm and a police cordon remains in place this evening to ensure public safety while officers investigate the circumstances.

The road is currently closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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Residents are also being asked to stay indoors as a precautionary measure.

The force said they will provide an update as soon as possible.