POLICE cordoned off part of Popley this morning after a suspected hand grenade was found in a hedge.

Officers closed part of Chaucer Close, near its junction with Shakespeare Road, after a man, who was tidying a hedge next to his garden, found the grenade.

Police were informed at 11.44am this morning and set up a cordon that blocked part of Chaucer Close.

A bomb disposal team from Aldershot was sent to the scene.

The cordon was lifted at 2.55pm after the object was removed from the scene and made safe.

Police said there are no suspicious circumstances behind the find.