Grenade a blast from the past

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
The grenade in question.
Camera IconThe grenade in question. Credit: Collie Police

Collie police officers were called out to a property near Cardiff this week to dispose of an unexploded hand grenade, pictured above, dating back to World War II.

According to officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Heath Soutar, officers attended the scene and informed both the tactical response group and army before the device was defused late on Tuesday.

“There was talk of them having to detonate it but they did eventually manage to defuse it and make it safe,” he said.

“I guess it’s a lesson, if anybody has any relics that they believe could be an issue or need to be handed in, report it to us, we can come out and assess it and go from there.”

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