RESIDENTS in Darfield have been evacuated after a suspected grenade was found.

At around 3.20pm today, officers were called to a property on Cliff Road where the property was cordoned off.

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.

"The road is currently closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area."

This is an ongoing incident and we will update the story as more information becomes available.