UPDATE: Appeal after grenade-type devices found in Fulwood

Police are continuing to investigate the incident where two grenade-type devices were found in Fulwood, and are appealing for help in the enquiries.

Officers were called to a property in Watling Street Road at around 12.25pm on Tuesday (18th June) to a report that the devices had been found close to an address.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called, a cordon established, and a number of properties were evacuated.

A successful controlled explosion of one of the devices was carried out by the EOD at the scene, with the other device removed to a second location and a further controlled explosion taking place there.

One of the items was found to be a viable explosive device, the other was not a viable explosive device.

A dedicated inquiry team are continuing to investigate the incident and are now asking the public to check any dashcam, CCTV and mobile phone footage to see if they captured anything in the conservation area around Watling Street Road between midnight and 12.30am on Tuesday.

The public will continue to see an increased police presence in the area over the weekend and if you have any information or concerns, please feel free to approach them.

Police believe this was an isolated incident and at this stage do not believe it is linked to any other investigations and also do not believe there is a risk to the general public.

If you saw anything unusual in the area, or have information which could assist our investigation, please report it online via https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk  or call 101. Quote log 0556 of 18th June 2024.

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