A CHILD uncovered a hand grenade in the garden of a house in South Yorkshire.

The device was dug up in Thurnscoe on Tuesday evening.

Police were called and the grenade was removed from the property at Merrill Road at around 19:30.

Officers said it appeared the hand grenade was old but it wasn't clear how long it had been buried.

South Yorkshire Police said the device would be destroyed by bomb disposal experts.