Controlled explosion takes place in Cheltenham field after homeowner discovers four grenades

A field in Cheltenham was the location for a controlled explosion earlier today after a homeowner had an unwelcome surprise.

Four grenades were found at their property in the town, so they went to the local police station to report the find.

Gloucestershire Constabulary notified bomb disposal experts who collected the ammunition from the resident.

A spokesman for the force said the grenades were taken to a field off Chargrove Lane where there was space to get rid of them safely.

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Source: GloucestershireLive