An area of Crosland Moor was sealed off this morning after a couple discovered an unexploded bomb in their garden shed.
The shock discovery - believed to be a Second World War hand grenade - was found at a house in William Horsfall Street.
Police were alerted after the couple found the unexploded device while clearing out a garden shed.
The area was sealed off at the junction with Blackmoorfoot Road and half a dozen police vehicles were sent to the scene.
The Army Bomb Squad was despatched from Catterick Garrison and arrived and dealt with the device.
Kirklees Inspector Laura Heslop said: “A suspected World War 2 hand grenade was located in a shed on William Horsfall St in Huddersfield earlier this morning.
“We have imposed a cordon in the area as a precautionary measure and we are working with military experts who will be checking the device and ensuring it is safe.”
Window cleaner Tim Rees told how he saw the activity while on his rounds.
He said: “I saw the vehicles and thought the worst that it was a crime scene and then I found out they had found a hand grenade.
“They had sealed off the area and at first people didn’t know what had happened.
“I’ve heard the couple who found it have only just bought the house from an elderly couple who had died.
“They were clearing out the house and garden when they came across it.”
Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene. The device was made safe and the army left earlier this afternoon.
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