Royal Navy Bomb Disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion on the Isle of Wight today (Thursday).
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from Portsmouth were called to the Blackgang area of the South Wight earlier this morning after a hand grenade was found in a field yesterday.
Investigations were carried out and confirmed the object to be viable. It was then safely transported to the beach near Isle of Wight Pearl and detonated as part of a controlled explosion at just gone 09:30.
Within the last hour, the EOD team have also been asked by Police to investigate a find on a residential road in Wootton.
Contractors carrying out footway works have discovered a large metal object under the surface – something not usually found. As a precaution, they alerted the authorities.
Thankfully, it has been confirmed by the Bomb Disposal experts that the object is not an explosive and the team are now returning to the mainland.
The object, found on Rectory Drive, has been confirmed as a metal container filled with a concrete-type material.