It's a bombshell for burglary victim... and his neighbours
Manchester Evening News|November 24, 2021
POLICE CLOSE STREETS AFTER FINDING OLD GRENADE WHILE INVESTIGATING HOUSE RAID
KIT VICKERY

A DAD-OF-THREE who collects war memorabilia sparked an evacuation of his street when police found his decommissioned grenade after he'd been burgled.

Simon Hall, 34, only moved into his room on Dover Street, Rochdale, a few weeks ago after he'd been given the news that his mum had passed away.

However, on Saturday, someone smashed their way through Simon's window to steal his laptop and disability money.

And when police arrived to investigate the burglary, they found the dad's decommissioned grenade, the pride and joy of his war memorabilia collection he bought at a market.

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