09-08-2004, 07:04 AM #1Former Member
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Live grenades found in potato factory
Two live hand grenades were found on a potato production line in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Bomb disposal teams were called to the Pinguin Foods plant to carry out a controlled explosion in a nearby field, reports Lynn News.co.uk.
A metallic clanging sound alerted staff on the production line as the potatoes were being washed.
An Army press office spokesman from nearby Colchester said: "They were live grenades and very unstable.
"They were old, and rust had started coming through. They might have looked like potatoes - but I wouldn't like to peel those ones!"