Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hand grenade causes Marchwood recycling centre evacuation

A Hampshire recycling centre was evacuated after a hand grenade was discovered by staff.

Police said an Army bomb disposal team had been sent to Marchwood Household Waste Recycling Centre and confirmed the device had never been activated.

A spokesman said it was a rusty WWII hand grenade which was probably a training aid and was unlikely ever to have been filled with explosive.

The recycling centre was shut as a precaution but has since reopened.

Staff and members of the public were kept out of the site from about 11:30 BST for about an hour while the bomb disposal team assessed the grenade.

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