Hand Grenade Washed up on Beach at Lerwick

An unexploded hand grenade was found washed up on the beach at Lerwick on the Shetland Islands. Volunteers cleaning up the coastline encountered the item amongst rocks and alerted the Coastguard. A safety cordon has been established prior to the arrival of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

Hand grenades – particularly No. 36 (or Mills Bombs) – are commonly found throughout the UK, with storms and high intensity wave action occasionally depositing such items on local beaches.

See: http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2017/04/25/unexploded-grenade-discovered-lerwick-beach-redd