Kent

WWII hand grenade is detonated on north Kent footpath

A hand grenade from WWII has been detonated on a footpath near Gravesend in north Kent.

Police were called to Arcadia Road in Istead Rise at about 0555 BST after the hand grenade was found partly uncovered on a footpath in the area.

The bomb disposal squad was sent to the scene and carried out a controlled explosion of the device at about 0850 BST.

The area was cleared shortly afterwards and no-one was injured.

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