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

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."