Explosive device found on Easter hunt

A man on an Easter egg hunt in Somerset got more than he bargained for when his search for chocolate brought him face to face with an unexploded hand grenade.

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Hand grenade found in Somerset is destroyed

The incident happened on Woodlands Hill Credit: ITV Westcountry

Holidaymakers on an Easter egg hunt in Somerset got more than they bargained for today when instead of finding chocolate they stumbled across an unexploded hand grenade.

Police closed part of the A39 at Woodlands Hill near Holford for a short time while bomb disposal teams were sent in.

The road has now been re-opened to traffic and the device has been destroyed.

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Hand grenade found on Somerset Easter hunt

A holidaymaker on an Easter egg hunt in Somerset got more than they bargained for today when instead of chocolate they stumbled across an unexploded hand grenade.

Police closed part of the A39 near Holford for a short time while bomb disposal teams were sent in.

The road has now been re-opened to traffic, but non-road users are being warned to avoid the area in the interests of safety.

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