Bomb squad called out after fishermen pull out grendades from Fenland river

PUBLISHED: 16:19 07 July 2020 | UPDATED: 16:53 08 July 2020

Fishermen pulled out two grenades from the river in Tydd St Giles on Monday, July 6. Picture: Twitter/@FenCops

Fishermen pulled out two grenades from the river in Tydd St Giles on Monday, July 6. Picture: Twitter/@FenCops

Twitter/@FenCops

Two magnet fishermen had a fright after pulling a pair of grenades from a Fenland drain – sparking response from the bomb squad.

Fishermen pulled out two grenades from the river in Tydd St Giles on Monday, July 6. Picture: Twitter/@FenCops Fishermen pulled out two grenades from the river in Tydd St Giles on Monday, July 6. Picture: Twitter/@FenCops

The anglers scooped the explosives from the drain in Tydd St Giles on Monday night (July 6) and immediately called the police.

Officers arrived the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team and set up a 100m cordon and closed the B1165 Church Lane bridge as a precaution.

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A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “Two suspected grenades were discovered in the river by two magnet fishermen yesterday night in Tydd St Giles.

Fishermen pulled out two grenades from the river in Tydd St Giles on Monday, July 6. Picture: Twitter/@FenCops Fishermen pulled out two grenades from the river in Tydd St Giles on Monday, July 6. Picture: Twitter/@FenCops

“Officers were called to Church Lane, together with the EOD team, and a 100m cordon was set up as a precaution which included the closure of the B1165 Church Lane bridge.

“The grenades were safely removed from the area by the EOD.”

One resident said: “Oh my god, thank god no one was hurt or killed. Officers, Please please take care and keep safe.”

Another added: “They look pretty real to me! That’s very scary, where on earth did they get them from?”


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