Wednesday 23 August 2017

Army Bomb Disposal team render safe historic grenade found on farm

Army Bomb Disposal team render safe historic grenade found on farm
Army Bomb Disposal team render safe historic grenade found on farm
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An Army Bomb Disposal team has rendered safe a historic grenade found on farmland in Co Cork.

The device, which has been identified as a Mills type grenade, is early twentieth century in origin and was used during the War of Independence, the Civil War and World Wars I and II.

The grenade was found on farmland by a member of the public.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team following a request from gardai.

The team arrived on the scene at 12.50pm before safely moving the grenade to an open area where it was rendered safe by a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 1.25pm.

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