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Historic grenade made safe after being found at Brooklands Metrolink station in Sale

A historic grenade was made safe by bomb disposal experts after it was found at the tram station.

Police closed off roads around the station soon after 7am this morning, and then taped off Marsland Road bridge east bound at around 9am.

Cyclists, runners and walkers could not use the tow path for a while due to the chance of it exploding.

As the news about what was going on was very sketchy during the morning, we had several reports from different sources, however GMP confirmed soon after the first article was written that it was a historic grenade.

Metrolink trams did not stop at Brooklands due to the incident.

We can now confirm all roads and the tow path has been re-opened and life gets back to normal, however it serves as a reminder about how many of these world war weapons are still roaming about beneath our feet.

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