World War Two hand grenades found in vil­lage

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SUSPECTED World War Two hand grenades was due to be blown up af­ter be­ing dis­cov­ered in a small Northum­ber­land vil­lage.

Po­lice and a bomb dis­posal unit ar­rived at the vil­lage of Whal­ton, near Mor­peth, af­ter the grenades were dis­cov­ered at around 4pm yes­ter­day.

A road be­hind the Beres­ford Arms pub on the B6524 has been blocked off by po­lice while emer­gency ser­vices are on the scene.

An army bomb squad were work­ing along­side fire­fight­ers and the am­bu­lance ser­vice as they planned a con­trolled ex­plo­sion.

Just af­ter 7.30pm, Northum­bria Po­lice con­firmed that a con­trolled ex­plo­sion was due to take place and a cor­don was still up in the area.

It is be­lieved the items found were hand grenades left over from World War Two.

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