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Controlled explosion carried out in park after grenade found in Surrey garden shed

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Controlled explosion carried out in park after grenade found in Surrey garden shed

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 2:07pm 6th December 2019. (Updated at 4:13pm 6th December 2019)

The bomb squad was called to Ottershaw yesterday (5 December) following the discovery of a hand grenade.

Officers were called to the area at around 1.45pm after it was found in a garden shed as the new occupants of a house there moved in.

Police then called the Royal Logistics Corps to safely dispose of it.

The grenade was taken to Ottershaw Memorial Fields where a controlled explosion was carried out.

In a statement Surrey Police said:

"In case you were wondering what the loud bang and road closure was on Foxhills Road, here is the explanation.

"Thank you to Royal Logistics Corps for safely disposing of a 1980s hand grenade found in an Ottershaw garden shed this afternoon."

An MOD Spokesperson told Eagle Radio:

"An Army EOD team were requested to attend a suspect device in Surrey.

"The device was identified as an old hand grenade and safely destroyed."