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File photo of a Mills-style grenade, similar to the one found in Crosshaven this evening. Wikimedia Commons
hand grenade

Controlled explosion on century-old grenade found in Cork

An army bomb squad was called to Crosshaven after the Mills Grenade was found by people digging in a garden.

A CONTROLLED EXPLOSION was carried out on a hand grenade, thought to be up to a century old, in Cork this evening.

The grenade was found by people digging in a garden at a house in Crosshaven this evening.

The army bomb disposal unit was called and arrived on the scene just after 7:30pm.

The Mills Grenade, thought to date from the early part of the last century, was removed to a secure area where a controlled explosion was carried out.

The scene was declared safe an hour after the team’s arrival.

The callout marked the third time in 24 hours that an Army explosives ordnance disposal unit had been called out.

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