A SUSPECTED grenade saw police ask residents to evacuate their homes in Darfield on Monday - though it was later discovered it was just a replica device.

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

However it was later found that the device was not live and the cordon was lifted later that afternoon.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended and confirmed that it was a replica grenade and was not a live device.

“The cordon was lifted and residents were able to return to their homes yesterday afternoon.”