Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Guest finds 'old hand grenade' on holiday park

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Image caption The device was believed to have been found by a guest at Whitecliff Bay who thought it was a fossil

An old hand grenade found in a holiday resort has been retrieved by a Royal Navy bomb disposal team.

A guest staying at the park on the Isle of Wight found the device on a beach and carried it back to their caravan, thinking it was a fossil, local media reported.

Away Resorts Management, which runs a centre at Bembridge, Whitecliff Bay, said the device was discovered at about 23:30 BST on Thursday.

Guests were evacuated from the area.

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