A man has been charged after a decommissioned grenade was found at Heathrow Airport.

Domenico Giovinazzo, 19 (03.09.01), an Italian national, was charged on Saturday, 16 January with carrying a prohibited article in an aerodrome.

He is due to appear in custody at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 18 January.

Police were called at approximately 17:30hrs on Friday, 15 January following concerns about an item found in a passenger’s luggage in the Departures area of Terminal 2. Specialist officers carried out enquiries and found the item posed no threat.

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