Grenade Found by Magnet Fisherman in Leicester Canal

A 12-year old magnet fisherman pulled a hand grenade out of the canal near Frog Island in Leicester. It is the latest in a series of similar finds, with powerful magnets latching onto ordnance long since discarded in Britain’s many waterways.

After the Police were called, a security cordon was put in place and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was mobilised. The EOD team removed the grenade to a nearby field where it was destroyed in a controlled explosion.