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.