Bomb scare puts Rugby village on lockdown after discovery of suspected hand grenade

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The centre of a village near Rugby was put on lockdown today, November 6, after someone thought they found an unexploded hand grenade.

People in Clifton upon Dunsmore told the Advertiser that a stretch of road close to the Bull Inn was cordoned off by police for between an hour and 90 minutes while they waited for a bomb disposal team from the Army's Royal Logistics Corps to inspect what was believed to be a hand grenade.

It is understood that the bomb disposal team arrived and found the device to be safe.

The cordon has since been lifted and the village centre reopened to traffic.