Controlled explosion after grenade found in woodland near Mansfield

A bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion on a grenade that was discovered in woodland by walkers near Mansfield.

By Sophie Wills
Sunday, 19th July 2020, 8:17 am
Updated Sunday, 19th July 2020, 8:17 am

Police were called just after 7pm today on Saturday (July 18) after the suspected World War Two grenade was spotted by walkers in woodland close to Braemar Road in Clipstone.

A specialist bomb disposal unit attended and a controlled explosion was carried out just after 9.30pm that evening.

Police and a bomb squad swooped on woodland in Clipstone.

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said that no evacuations were required in the operation.

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