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Investigation into the finding of two grenade-type devices in Preston

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Our investigation is continuing into the finding of two grenade-type devices in Preston.

We were called to Watling Street Road, Fulwood, at around 12.25pm yesterday (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 69 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.

The cordon was lifted yesterday, with homeowners returning to their properties.

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

You will notice an increased police presence in the area. We have a dedicated investigation team making enquiries, and reassurance patrols will continue.

This is being treated as an isolated incident and we do not believe it is linked to any other investigations.

If you saw anything or unusual in the area yesterday, or have information which could assist our investigation, please call 101 – quoting log 0556 of 18th June 2024.