Dog walker stood on unexploded Second World War GRENADE

February 25, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A dog-walker who trod on ”something hard” in a park found a Second World War grenade.

Stunned Gita Reading, 32, felt the object under her feet when she was out walking her pet pooch.

Her husband Anthony, 28, recognised the classic pineapple-style grenade half buried in the mud and dialled 999.

A bomb disposal team was called to the scene Saturday and safely destroyed the device in a controlled explosion.

Police in Plymouth, Devon, said it had probably remained buried for decades before the recent rains washed away the earth to expose it.

A spokesman said: “All the indications are that this was a Second World War grenade.”

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