A SUSPECTED grenade found by police in a Drumchapel flat led to several homes being evacuated yesterday.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on Ledmore Drive at around 5pm to reports of a disturbance.

They discovered the explosive device while searching the property, and The Royal Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit (EOD) were called to the flat. 

People in the immediate vicinity were told to leave their homes while experts investigated whether the device was dangerous.

Others nearby were told to stay indoors while the operation was carried out.

An area around the block in Ledmore Avenue and part of Kinfauns Drive was cordoned off by police.

Dramatic video footage taken by a nearby resident shows a bomb disposal officer entering the close in full protective clothing carrying a case as local people watched on from their homes.

Police confirmed officers found the suspect item while searching the flat and immediately called out the bomb disposal unit.

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The street was then closed off for hours with several police on the scene.

However, on examination it turned out to be not dangerous and people were allowed back into their homes.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “The EOD informed us it was not a viable explosive device. It is either deactivated or a piece of metal made to look like a grenade.”