Live WW2 hand grenade found in house in Witney 17062022 CREDIT Thames Valley Police Facebook
Thanks to the help of a bomb disposal team (RLC) the munition was identified and disposed of safely (Picture: Thames Valley Police Facebook).
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Live hand grenade found during house move

According to the Army's Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) bomb disposal experts, these types of WW2 munition finds are not uncommon.

Live WW2 hand grenade found in house in Witney 17062022 CREDIT Thames Valley Police Facebook
Thanks to the help of a bomb disposal team (RLC) the munition was identified and disposed of safely (Picture: Thames Valley Police Facebook).

A family called in Thames Valley Police after they discovered a live hand grenade when moving house.

With the help of the Army's Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) Bomb Disposal, the munition was identified as a live Mills Bomb No 36, dating back to the Second World War.

The British hand grenade had been handed down over the years by relatives and was disposed of in a safe manner.

According to the bomb disposal team, this type of munition find is not uncommon.

In the event of such a discovery, the team advises members of the public to ring 999 and assume anything which presents as an explosive device or a suspicious package is live and dangerous until verified otherwise by experts.