Bomb disposal experts were called to a quiet street in Tameside when residents found a suspected grenade.
Delamere Road, in Denton, was cordoned off by police at around 2pm when the device was discovered on Wednesday afternoon (August 12).
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Specialist officers from the Royal Logistic Corps were called to the scene and worked to make the area safe.
The bomb squad safely removed the device to a nearby field, where a “controlled explosion” was carried out.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 2pm today (Wednesday 12 August 2020) police were called to a report that a suspected grenade had been found at a property on Delamere Road, Tameside.
“Bomb disposal officers attended and safely removed the device to a nearby field where a controlled explosion was carried out.”