Bomb disposal experts called to large find of hand grenades in Mansfield woodland

Nottinghamshire Police were called to woodland in Forest Town today after a discovery of a large amount of hand grenades.

Monday, 31st May 2021, 6:34 pm

A controlled explosion has been carried out on Monday May 31, after police were alerted to a report of about 100 hand grenades being discovered in woods in Forest Town.

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said: “Police were made aware of the discovery of a large number of hand grenades in a woodland area, off Clipstone Drive, at around 11.45am this morning.

“As a precaution, our officers requested the assistance of the Joint Services Explosive Ordinance Disposal Engineers for further investigation.

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A controlled explosion took place at 5pm

“Bomb disposal experts then carried out a successful controlled explosion at around 5pm this afternoon.

“Fortunately no evacuations were necessary, due to the rural location.”

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