Hand grenade found in woodland picnic area

The bomb squad were called to New Road in Fritton to detonate a Second World War hand grenade found

The bomb squad were called to New Road in Fritton to detonate a Second World War hand grenade found in the woods Picture: Jackie Blyth - Credit: Jackie Blyth

A bomb disposal team was called to a Norfolk woodland after a member of the public found a hand grenade.

The bomb squad was called to Fritton woods after a hand grenade triggered an alert Photo: Nick Butch

The bomb squad was called to Fritton woods after a hand grenade triggered an alert Photo: Nick Butcher - Credit: Archant © 2008

Norfolk police said they were alerted at around 2.30pm on Wednesday May 8 to reports someone had found what they thought was a Second World War mortar bomb in a picnic area in Fritton Woods, also known as Waveney Forest.

Officers attended and contacted the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

The army crew arrived on scene at around 5.30pm and detonated the explosive.

An army spokesman said the grenade had been "confirmed and destroyed."

The bomb squad were called to New Road in Fritton to detonate a Second World War hand grenade found

The bomb squad were called to New Road in Fritton to detonate a Second World War hand grenade found in the woods Picture: Jackie Blyth - Credit: Jackie Blyth