Hong Kong Police Force Called After A German Hand Grenade Was Found In A Crisp Factory Credit Hong Kong Police Force
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WWI German Hand Grenade Found In Hong Kong Crisp Factory

The device was believed to have been carried in a shipment of potatoes from France to Hong Kong where it was found in a crisp factory.

Hong Kong Police Force Called After A German Hand Grenade Was Found In A Crisp Factory Credit Hong Kong Police Force

The Hong Kong Police Force was called after a World War One German hand grenade was found in a crisp factory (Picture: Hong Kong Police Force).

A German First World War hand grenade has turned up in a shipment of potatoes in Hong Kong.

The 100-year-old grenade was said to be in an unstable condition as it had been discharged but had failed to detonate.  

The device had been shipped to Hong Kong after being dug up from a field in France and transported in amongst potatoes.

Officials at a crisp-making factory in Sai Kung called in a bomb disposal team to dispose of it.

On Saturday, officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Burea safely detonated the grenade, after it was found in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate.

It's believed that there was no indication of criminal activity or any injuries.