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AN ENTIRE street had to be evacuated yesterday after workmen unearthed WWII grenades on a building site.

Bomb disposal experts raced to the scene in Montrose, Angus, after more than 31 suspicious "bottles" were found.

One of the grenades had already broken, giving off a "sulphuric smell".

And police and fire crews evacuated more than 50 residents, before putting up a 600-yard cordon around the site.

Inspector Donald Scobie, of Tayside Police, said the grenades would be destroyed by the bomb squad.

He said: "The bottles found were self-igniting phosphorus grenades from WWII, designed as an anti-tank weapon.

"They are small, about the size of a milk bottle, and create a plume of smoke.

"If anyone had thrown them they'd have got a shock. But they're not explosive."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 16, 2005
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