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Grenade discovered by teenage dog walker

Police cordoned off a Kent park on Tuesday evening after an old hand grenade was discovered in the area.

A 15-year-old boy was walking his dog through Connaught Park in Dover when his pet uncovered the object. The boy called the emergency services who advised him to move well away from it.

Police attended and closed all the entrances to the park.

Bomb disposal experts were called in, and discovered it was a rusted old hand grenade with the pin missing, but was no longer live.

They took it away for safe disposal.

The discovery came just over a week after bomb disposal experts were called out to defuse a suspected unexploded torpedo on the Isle of Sheppey.

The cylindrical metal device, with a silver nose and brown body, was found by a member of the public at Burrow Brook near Warden Point last Sunday.

Police were initially concerned as a fuse was exposed and the object had been moved by the man who found it, but a controlled explosion was successfully carried out.

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