Controlled Explosion as Magnet Fisherman Finds Grenade in Leicester

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team carried out a controlled explosion after a magnet fisherman discovered a hand grenade in the River Soar in Leicester.

The grenade was hauled out near Western Boulevard and resulted in the Police cordoning off roads and bridges.  The EOD team removed the device to a field outside the city centre where it was safely destroyed.