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A controlled explosion of a world war two hand-grenade was carried out on Great Yarmouth beach after two gardeners discovered it while litter picking.
36-year-old Waylon Thompson and 28-year-old John Brooks were working in Dickens Court when they found the hand-grenade in some soil.
The 621 EOD from Colchester Garrison were called to the scene and quickly established it was a live hand-grenade. It was taken to the nearby beach, where a controlled explosion was carried out safely and swiftly.
Explosives experts have detonated a live Second World War grenade found by gardeners in Great Yarmouth.
A hand-grenade is thought to have been discovered during a litter pick in Great Yarmouth.
Police officers have cordoned off an area around Dickens Avenue.
The item, which is covered in rust, was found in a shrub this morning.
An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team has been called to the scene.