Residents have spoken of their shock after a Malvern street was closed down by bomb disposal experts.

A section of Moat Crescent was closed for about an hour-and-a-half on Saturday (September 16) following the discovery of a hand grenade in a house.

The device is thought to have been found by relatives helping to tidy up a property in the street.

One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said a cordon was in place from the car park for Moat Way to the junction with Shenstone Close.

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She said it “must be the week for it” after a bomb was pulled from the River Severn in Worcester by magnet fishers a couple of days later.

That device was X-rayed in Worcester by the army before being safely detonated in a field near the Ketch roundabout near Powick.

The grenade found in Malvern appears to have been made safe at the scene.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "We were called to Moat Crescent at around 1.45pm on Saturday following the discovery of a hand grenade. 

"A cordon was put in place as a precaution.

"Experts from Explosive Ordnance Disposal attended and the grenade was made safe."

Charlotte James, who lives in Moat Crescent, said: “This is not the sort of thing that usually happens around here, it’s usually so quiet.

“There was a bit of frustration for a while because nobody was telling us anything, then word got around that there was a grenade and we were like ‘They’ve found what?’.

“But it kept me entertained on a Saturday afternoon, watching what was going on.”

When the bomb was removed from the banks of the River Severn, a soldier was seen taking the device from South Quay in Worcester to be X-rayed.

People gathered on Worcester Bridge to watch the action while New Road to Deansway remained closed by police.