Bomb disposal experts were called today after three hand grenades were fished from the Grand Union Canal in Leicester.
Magnet fishers pulled the old explosive devices from the water near the cement works off Soar Lane at about 2pm.
The grenades were placed in a bucket on wasteland until the emergency services arrived.
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An Army explosive team was deployed and spent several hours dealing with the incident within a cordon thrown up by the police.
The grenades were finally transported away from the scene to be safely disposed of.
A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: “Shortly after 2.10pm today (Friday 13 November) we received a call reporting that three items had been pulled from the canal near Soar Lane.
“It was reported that the items were believed to be grenades.
“Officers were deployed and a cordon was in place.
“The Explosives Ordnance Disposal team was called and attended the scene.”
LeicestershireLive covered the incident as it happened here.