World War One hand grenade found in Woodford Green home
A First World War hand grenade has been found in a Woodford Green home.
The Kugel grenade, said to be the size of a ping pong ball, was unknowingly brought outside by a workman clearing a house in High Road on Tuesday.
The Metropolitan Police’s Explosives Ordinance Disposals Unit was called at 2.31pm to make the grenade safe.
The grenade was in a bucket of sand when they arrived at the scene.
On finding it to be safe, the specialist unit took it away to be disposed of.
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The workman was clearing either two or three properties in a stretch of the High Road between Mews Place and The Dell, according to the police.
A spokesman said: “He didn’t know which of the houses the grenade came out of.”
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No homes in the area had to be evacuated.