A SUSPECTED grenade has seen police ask residents to evacuate their homes in Darfield.

At 3.20pm today, officers were called to the property on Cliff Road and a police cordon has been put in place to ensure the safety of the public.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Our officers are currently dealing with reports of a suspected grenade at an address in Cliff Road in Darfield.

“Officers were called at 3.20pm and a police cordon is in place to ensure public safety, while officers investigate and secure the area.

“Residents within the cordon area have been asked to evacuate their homes as a precautionary measure.”

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