World War Two hand grenades found in village
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.