CONTROLLED EXPLOSION OF LIVE ORDNANCE FOUND IN FIELD

A controlled explosion of a live ordnance found in a field opposite Hewish Lane, was carried out last Wednesday, May 27th. The device, identified by an expert in munitions as an unexploded WW11 anti-tank grenade, was discovered by members of the public who were metal detecting. The unexpected find was reported to the police.

Crewkerne beat team officers cordoned off the area after alerting the Ministry of Defence. A specialist unit from the Royal Navy blew up the device, which is understood to have been a practice version of an anti-tank grenade, identified because of its deep sax blue fin, used by the Home Guards for training purposes during the 1940’s.

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