Residents have spoken of their shock after a suspicious object - believed to be a Second World War grenade - was discovered in an east Hull garden.

Humberside Police cordoned off Rensburg Street, off Holderness Road, on Sunday afternoon following reports that a "grenade" had been found.

Traffic was turned away from the area and residents living on the street were evacuated from their homes as officers awaited the arrival of the bomb squad. READ MORE HERE.

One resident said: "Apparently there is a grenade in someone's garden and people have been asked to wait until they deal with it. Apparently the bomb disposal squad is coming from Catterick.

"Police have been here for about 35 minutes."

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Pictures from the scene
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Another said: "Apparently there's been a hand grenade found in someone's garden. Police have not told me anything yet."

One neighbour said they did not think the discovery was anything sinister.

They said: "Police turned up an hour and a half ago. There's something happened at the bottom of the street but I don't know.

"I think it's something from WW2 that's been dug up in a garden. It's nothing sinister."

Our reporter at the scene says the bomb disposal team are expected to arrive at around 2.50pm.

Humberside Police have been contacted for comment.

Live updates from the scene are available here.