Police ‘blow up’ Queen’s Park grenade

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Bedfordshire Police carried out a controlled explosion of an historic hand grenade found in Queen’s Park at the weekend, which was heard cross the town on Saturday night.

Bedfordshire Police say were called to Old Ford End Road at around 6pm on 16 May, and with the assistance of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD) safely transported the hand grenade to Allen Park.

Police cordoned off the park, keeping people at a safe distance before carrying out a controlled explosion.

One eyewitness said: “I think it must have been about 9pm that we heard an explosion. I was on the phone to my mum at the time.

“I am really thankful that the police acted so quick and dealt with it. They did a great job”

Local community Facebook pages saw a flurry of activity with people asking if anyone had heard the loud bang. Some said they’d heard it in Wixams and others in the Castle Road area.


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