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Police were called to reports of an unexploded grenade

Police were called to reports of an unexploded grenade

Police were called to reports of an unexploded grenade

An unexploded grenade has been found during a security alert in Northern Ireland.

A number of householders were evacuated as army bomb experts dealt with the device outside a house in Coleraine, Co Londonderry.

The alarm was raised just after 2pm.

A police cordon was put up, sealing off James Street in the town.

The grenade has been taken away for further examination.

A spokeswoman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said: "The security alert in James Street in Coleraine is now over.

"An unexploded grenade was recovered by ATO (bomb experts)."