Army explosives experts have arrived in Bath this afternoon, Wednesday 14th November, following the discovery of a suspected Second World War grenade at a building site on the Upper Bristol Road.
Police say they were called to reports of the find at around 12.30pm, and the British Army’s specialist Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit were brought in to deal with the device.
Avon and Somerset Police told the Bath Echo: “We were called to reports of a discovery of a suspicious object on the Watkins Jones building site opposite Victoria Park in Bath at about 12.30pm today.
“It was described as possibly a WWII grenade. We have called EOD who will be attending.”
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit arrived at the scene at around 3.15pm.
We’re currently at a building site on Upper Bristol Road after workers discovered a suspected WW2 grenade. Army explosives experts have just arrived & are assessing the item #BathPolice pic.twitter.com/OlGAfIcVGA
— ASPolice Bath (@ASPBath) November 14, 2018
We’ve contacted the British Army regarding the discovery, and will update this story with more information as we receive it.