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Monday 21 October 2019

Bomb disposal unit called to grenade on beach

The army bomb disposal unit was called to Greystones on Monday morning because a hand grenade was found on the beach.

Superintendent Padraic Powell of Bray Garda Station said that people swimming in the area noticed the item and alerted the authorities.

The army were alerted and attended the scene. This all unfolded at around 11 a.m. on Monday at the Cove. The grenade was destroyed in a controlled explosion.

Superintendent Powell said that it is not known where the grenade came from. He said that it is not all that uncommon for people to find such items.

He recalled an occasion in his own career when a lady who had bought a house found one in the kitchen press. 'These things do crop up from time to time,' he said.

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