Two men have been arrested after imitation grenades were found in a Westgate property yesterday (September 6).
The Royal Logistics Corp Explosive Ordnance Device team arrived at about 3pm. The road was cordoned off and some people were evacuated from their homes. As part of the incident police, including armed officers, also attended a property in Invicta Road, Margate. Forensics and officers returned to that address today (September 7) and the bomb disposal team has also been called back in..
A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police officers attended an address in Westgate Bay Avenue, Westgate-On-Sea and assisted with a cordon whilst experts from the Ministry of Defence Ordnance Disposal Unit assessed two objects that had been found.
“The objects were later confirmed to be imitation grenades. Two men have been arrested in relation to the investigation and remain in custody while enquiries continue.”
A Ministry of Defence spokesman confirmed the find, adding: “They (grenades) were taken away to be destroyed and the incident was closed at 4.30pm.”