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Bomb disposal on the scene as World War II grenade found in Walton-le-Dale

Posted on - 24th January, 2022 - 9:58pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Lancashire Police, Preston News, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
Grenade discovered in Walton-le-Dale Pic: Preston Police
Grenade discovered in Walton-le-Dale Pic: Preston Police

A grenade from World War II has been found in Walton-le-Dale.

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Two members of the public found the grenade with a metal detector by the River Ribble at the bottom of London Road.

Police were called at around 5pm today (Monday 24 January).

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People were asked to avoid the area as Royal Logistic Corps Bomb Disposal attended the scene and confirmed the grenade was inert.

Royal Logistic Corps Bomb Disposal Pic: Preston Police
Royal Logistic Corps Bomb Disposal attended the scene Pic: Preston Police

A spokesperson for Preston Police said: “We are grateful for the fast response from bomb disposal.”


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