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