Suspected Rifle Grenade Found in Bolton Garden

There was a surprise discovery for workmen in Bolton when they uncovered Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in the back garden of a property.

The device (possibly a No. 94 Rifle Grenade, or ENERGA) was exposed during digging to install concrete posts.

Local residents were evacuated and roads closed as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was mobilised to remove the device.