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December 2020

December 2020

Magnet fisherman pulls 19 hand grenades from River Tame

The man was using a magnet device in the River Tame near Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. The items were taken away and disposed of by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. See article: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/birmingham-river-grenades-found-bomb-disposal-b1777636.html

WWII unexploded ordnance found on Deal beach

A mother and daughter’s fossil find turns out to be a smoke grenade which causes damage to their kitchen after they return home with the find. See article: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/deal/news/kitchen-horror-as-grenade-explodes-in-sink-239160/

Unexploded ordnance found in Hampstead Heath pond

Police sealed off the area on Saturday lunchtime after anglers hooked what is believed to be an unexploded Second World War hand grenade from a pond. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team responded and safely detonated the item on the bank of the pond. See article: http://camdennewjournal.com/article/unexploded-hand-grenade-found-in-hampstead-heath-pond

An EOD team called to Smethwick after unexploded ordnance found in canal

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team and police were called to the scene on Rabone Lane where the device was found. See article: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/sandwell/smethwick/2020/12/03/bomb-disposal-squad-called-to-smethwick-after-unexploded-device-found-in-canal/

A marine research vessel encounters a sea mine near Wemyss Bay

A marine research vessel encounters a sea mine near Wemyss Bay in the Firth of Clyde. The crew were brought to shore and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team removed the mine from the scene. See article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-55156434

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