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Isle of Wight holiday resort evacuated after old hand grenade discovered

Picture credited to Away Resorts Management

A holiday resort's had to be evacuated on the Isle of Wight after a guest brought back what turned out to be an 'old hand grenade'.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal team was called to the Whitecliff Bay Centre in Bembridge last night (Thursday 22nd August) following the discovery.

The guest had found the item on a beach and thought it was a fossil.

A controlled explosion had to be carried out by bomb disposal experts.

Away Resorts Management, which runs the holiday park, says guests were moved to a safe area while teams worked at the scene.

Staff at the Whitecliff Bay Centre have issued this statement on social media:

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