A nine-year-old boy found an unexploded hand grenade in his back garden in East Devon. After his family informed the Police, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was mobilised.
The EOD team x-rayed the device and confirmed it was still viable. It was taken to a nearby field and rendered safe in a controlled explosion.
No. 36 Hand Grenades – more commonly known as Mills bombs – are one of the most common items of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) found in the UK.