Hand grenade found at home in Gosport

DRAMA Hand grenade was found at this cottage in Gosport. Picture: Sarah Standing (131750-9653)
DRAMA Hand grenade was found at this cottage in Gosport. Picture: Sarah Standing (131750-9653)

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AN UNEXPLODED hand grenade was found by a member of the public at a home in Gosport.

Police and bomb disposal experts were called to Rowner Lane at 1.15pm on Saturday.

The grenade was found by men carrying out building work on a thatched cottage in the area.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) were called to the area and the grenade was removed and taken away to Lee-on-the-Solent where it was detonated and put in an ordnance box.

The man who found it, who asked not to be named, said: ‘We were digging to replace a water pipe and found it and called the police.

‘It was live.’

The grenade was described as being rusty and highly corroded.

It’s not clear how old it was.