Navy experts carry out controlled explosion on World War Two hand grenade in Shetland

Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on a World War Two hand grenade in Shetland. 

The Ministry of Defence confirmed that the Royal Navy’s Clyde-based Northern Diving Group travelled to Shetland yesterday (Monday) to investigate an item of suspected ordnance. 

It had been found in a disused vehicle at a vacant croft near to Walls. 

The MOD said: “The item was found to be a World War Two hand grenade and Northern Diving Group personnel made the item safe by carrying out a controlled explosion.”

The controlled explosion was carried out today (Tuesday).

Police Scotland was first alerted to the discovery on Monday.

A police spokesman said that the croft was at the end of an uninhabited road and well out of the way.




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