Bomb disposal teams called for the second time in one day after "rusty grenade" found in garden shed

Bournemouth Echo: Bomb disposal teams. Photograph by Phil Gale Bomb disposal teams. Photograph by Phil Gale

BOMB disposal teams were called to an address in Poole this afternoon after a grenade was found in a garden shed.

It was the second time today that officers dealt with unexploded munitions after two mortar shells were found at a property in Springbourne.

The grenade was blown up in a controlled explosion at Whitecliff Recreation Ground.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: "A rusty grenade was found in a garden shed at a Poole property.

"It was taken to Whitecliff Rec, and officers advised beach front businesses at Sandbanks that a detonation would take place.

"A controlled explosion happened at around 3pm."

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6:02pm Fri 17 Jan 14

boyerboy says...

"It was taken to Whitecliff Rec, and officers advised beach front businesses at Sandbanks that a detonation would take place. "

Wow it must have been a HUGE grenade to possibly cause damage some two miles away.
"It was taken to Whitecliff Rec, and officers advised beach front businesses at Sandbanks that a detonation would take place. " Wow it must have been a HUGE grenade to possibly cause damage some two miles away. boyerboy
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8:01pm Fri 17 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Shriek Dorset is an ammo dump.
Shriek Dorset is an ammo dump. kalebmoledirt
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8:03pm Fri 17 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Ya but did they warn the travellers
Ya but did they warn the travellers kalebmoledirt
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9:14pm Fri 17 Jan 14

dorsetgills says...

boyerboy wrote:
"It was taken to Whitecliff Rec, and officers advised beach front businesses at Sandbanks that a detonation would take place. "

Wow it must have been a HUGE grenade to possibly cause damage some two miles away.
Sandbanks is 3.1 miles from whitecliff
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: "It was taken to Whitecliff Rec, and officers advised beach front businesses at Sandbanks that a detonation would take place. " Wow it must have been a HUGE grenade to possibly cause damage some two miles away.[/p][/quote]Sandbanks is 3.1 miles from whitecliff dorsetgills
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