THE BOMB squad was called to Ludlow after a grenade was found in an attic, with the residents told to evacuate immediately.

The military hand grenade was found in a house on New Street when residents were sorting through items in the attic and swiftly called the police.

A cordon was put in place after the discovery at around 1pm Thursday (August 29) and the army's explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team contacted the council to supply a number of filled sandbags.

Checks by bomb disposal experts found the grenade was safe, meaning it was either a training weapon or had been made safe previously.