Sussex

'WWII grenade' found near Gatwick Airport in Sussex

A suspected World War II hand grenade was found by workers digging near Gatwick Airport.

Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on the device close to the railway station of the West Sussex airport.

The device was discovered by UK Power Networks staff at about 13:00 BST.

A Gatwick Airport spokeswoman said: "It is now safe. Flights were not allowed to take off or land for about 10 to 15 minutes."

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