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Road closed after university grenade found

Work at a university in Edinburgh came to a standstill after builders found a grenade in the basement of an office building.

A bomb disposal team was called out to Edinburgh University's careers office in Buccleuch Place after the hand grenade was found under the stairs.

Workmen renovating the building came across the grenade at 1125 BST.

They downed tools and called in the bomb squad and the area was evacuated and cordoned off.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "A cordon was set up in the street, and the building was evacuated for a short time.

"Explosive ordnance disposal attended and took the item, which is not thought to be a live device, for destruction."



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