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Po­lice found grenade at home of man, aged in his 80s, who died sud­denly

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

A Peter­bor­ough road was cor­doned off by bomb dis­posal ex­perts af­ter po­lice found a grenade in a home where an el­derly man had died.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to StoneLane, Mill­field, Peter­bor­ough at 10.15am fol­low­ing the death of the man, who was aged in his 80s.

When of­fi­cers ar­rived at the scene, they dis­cov­ered ex­plo­sives and firearms.

The road had to be closed while bomb dis­posal ser­vices worked to make the scene safe.

Af­ter the bomb dis­posal teams had left, po­lice of­fi­cers re­maine­datthescene­to­carry out fur­ther en­quiries.

A Cam­bridgeshire po­lice spokes­woman said: “We had re­ceive­dreport­soft­he­sud­den death of the male.

“While of­fi­cers were at the scene a grenade and firearms were lo­cated.

“Bomb dis­posal ex­perts were called as a pre­cau­tion.

“The scene was made safe at about 1.40pm.”

The age of the grenade and what type of firearms were dis­cov­ered has not been con­firmed by of­fi­cers.

An East of Eng­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice spokesman said despite the best ef­forts of the crew which at­tended the scene, there was noth­ing paramedics could do to save the man’s life.

He said: “We were called at 9.38am to Stone Lane af­ter re­ports a man aged in his 80s was not breath­ing.

“Aparamed­i­can­drapidresponse ve­hi­cle ar­rived at the scene in un­der four min­utes.

“Sadly, when the crews ar­rived there was noth­ing that could be done for the man, and he was pro­nounced dead at the scene. Other re­sources were­on­route, andw­erestood down by the con­trol room.

“Po­lice were also called to the scene.”

The po­lice spokes­woman con­firmed there were no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the death. The case file­has­now­been­passed­tothe coro­ner.

Po­lice of­fi­cers at Stone Lane

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