Two charged after grenade found at Dalglish home

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Two men have been charged in connection with an incident which led to the bomb squad being sent to the home of football legend Kenny Dalglish.

A live hand grenade was left on the garden wall of the former Liverpool manager's house in Southport, Merseyside, on Sunday night.

The incident is not being treated as an attack on Mr Dalglish or his family.

The explosive device was found by police searching the local area as part of investigations into an incident which was not connected to the Scottish star.

The army's bomb disposal team were called to the house, in Selworthy Road, Birkdale, and the area was cordoned off for the public's safety until the grenade was taken away for forensic examinations.

Nobody was injured in the incident and it is not known if anybody was at the Dalglish home at the time.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said today two men have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Simon Lewis Ignacio, 28, of no fixed abode and Carl Higgins, 29, of Helston Green, Huyton-with-Roby, Merseyside, will appear at South Sefton Magistrates' court in Bootle later today.