Hand grenade detonated

A live Second World War hand grenade found in Great Yarmouth has been made safe in a controlled explosion.

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  1. Emily Knight

Controlled explosion on Great Yarmouth beach

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.

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