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Hand grenade discovered by litter picker confirmed as ‘plastic dummy’

PUBLISHED: 10:07 12 July 2020 | UPDATED: 10:46 12 July 2020

Police officers stationed at Lords Lane in Great Yarmouth while they wait for bomb disposal units to arrive. Photo: Paul Southey

Police officers stationed at Lords Lane in Great Yarmouth while they wait for bomb disposal units to arrive. Photo: Paul Southey

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A hand grenade found by a litter picker in Great Yarmouth yesterday has been confirmed as a “plastic dummy”.

Police officers stationed at Lords Lane in Great Yarmouth while they wait for bomb disposal units to arrive. Photo: Paul SoutheyPolice officers stationed at Lords Lane in Great Yarmouth while they wait for bomb disposal units to arrive. Photo: Paul Southey

Colchester bomb squad headed to Lords Lane in Great Yarmouth on Saturday after an unwitting litter picker discovered a hand grenade with a pin still in place, with police closing off the road as a precaution.

But according to Norfolk Constabulary, this has been established as a training grenade or “dummy”.

This means there was no live material inside and no risk of explosion.

Police have confirmed that the grenade was found by a litter picker on Lords Lane in the undergrowth beneath a grass verge, and that bomb squad units from Colchester came to assess the situation before any further action was taken.

The inspector on duty said: “This time it was fairly innocuous, which is fortunate. The van from Colchester arrived at the scene, assessed the risk and simply took the object away.”


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