Bomb disposal experts were called to a tip after shocked workers found a hand grenade dumped inside a skip, the find was discovered in Nuneaton after a local individual ordered skip hire Warwickshire.
The explosive find sparked an emergency evacuation at the public waste recycling centre in Tuttle Hill, Nuneaton.
The wartime device – which was presumed to be live – was among rubbish in skips at the site and police immediately evacuated and cordoned off the area to keep the public away.
Bomb disposal experts quickly arrived on the scene and made the weapon safe before removing it from the site.
The many weird and wonderful things we receive from the public at our waste recycling centres never cease to amaze us,” said county councillor Alan Cockburn. “As usual, it is down to the diligence of our staff who do their utmost to make sure that the items ultimately go to the most appropriate destination.”
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