Bomb disposal experts called out

Bomb disposal experts were called out to north Norfolk after a hand grenade shell was discovered in Overstrand, near Cromer.The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire arrived at Pauls Lane in the village at 12.

Bomb disposal experts were called out to north Norfolk after a hand grenade shell was discovered in Overstrand, near Cromer.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire arrived at Pauls Lane in the village at 12.45pm on Sunday.

It was quickly discovered that the grenade was empty, leaving just the metal casing, and the team was able to transport it back to their base - where it is likely to go on display.

Tony Walsh, a spokesman for RAF Wittering, said there was never any danger to the public. He said: 'They were able to establish when they got there the filter plug was empty. It looks like a hand grenade, but once the inside is taken out, it's just a metal case.'

The grenade was discovered by an off-duty coastguard volunteer at 12.05pm and police cordoned off the area while they waited for the bomb experts to arrive.

Mr Walsh said, while this find had not posed any danger, he urged anyone who discovered a similar object to contact police.

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