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Bomb disposal called to West Suffolk College after discovery of Second World War grenade



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A bomb disposal squad were alerted to the discovery of a Second World War grenade which was dug up by workmen in Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk Police were called to the discovery at 10.40am today at West Suffolk College near to Abbeycroft Leisure Centre.

A spokesman said: “Workmen were carrying out building works and dug up what was believed to be a grenade.

The bomb disposal squad at West Suffolk College. Picture: @StEdmundsburyPolice
The bomb disposal squad at West Suffolk College. Picture: @StEdmundsburyPolice

“The college was closed, along with the sports centre, so no cordon was put in place.

“The device was believed to be inert and bomb disposal arrived at 12.20pm to take it away.”