Grenade found on Basildon industrial estate

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Police cordoned off an area on Burnt Mills Industrial Estate, Basildon, after a hand grenade was found. 

Police confirmed they were called to the area at about 11.15am today.

The explosive was found at the recycling depot off Archers Fields. Officers evacuated the site and businesses around the area. 

Essex Police have now confirmed they have handed the scene over to the MOD. 

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