Hand grenade discovered during Easter Egg hunt

275x250.jpg A typical Easter Egg hunt sees children running around and finding copious amounts of chocolate, but kids in Somerset found a hand grenade instead.

The event organised by a pre-school group near Holford -- and attended by more than 20 two to five-year-olds -- came to a bizarre end when the explosives were spotted.

One of the children had been seen standing on the device as the eggs were being counted, and organisers moved the kids calmly away from the hand grenade.

Police were called and after an evacuation and closing a road, the grenade was destroyed by bomb disposal teams who later declared the area safe.

It's not thought that they found any more chocolate eggs either.
A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "Someone on an Easter Egg hunt near Holford in Somerset found the device and reported the find to the in police.

"The Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended the scene and destroyed the object in a controlled explosion."

Avon and Somerset Police  
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