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‘GRENADE’ FIND LEADS TO EVACUATION OF WASTE CENTRE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

The discovery of what was thought to be a World War II German stick grenade led to the evacuation of a local tip today (Monday).

Police were alerted to the alarming find and officers were sent to gather photographs of the object for further assessment.

Bomb disposal experts from the Royal Navy confirmed that they believed the object to be a stick grenade and immediately deployed an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Portsmouth to conduct further on-site investigations.

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Once on scene, it soon became clear that the grenade was in fact a replica.

It’s thought that a member of the public placed the item in the bin for disposal, which in turn led to a full scale alert at a waste and recycling centre causing hours of disruption.

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fred black
fred black
2 months ago

which tip and when today

richard JONES
richard JONES
Reply to  fred black
2 months ago

why? have you lost a stick bomb?

Right all the time
Right all the time
2 months ago

Don’t panic, don’t panic…..good to see dads army are still going strong…

Truth
Truth
2 months ago

I would have had that.

P Clarke
P Clarke
2 months ago

It’s all a bit glamourised these days when WW2 bombs/grenades are unearthed. The fuselage and gunpowder in them would have seeped out after between 20 and 30 years max. Snow, frost, rain , sunshine will all play a part in draining the life out of bomb. It’s been 70 + years now since the end of the war, so no chance of these being hazzardous.

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