More interesting metal detecting news this last week, with a bloke digging up what he thought was a ring, but was in fact actually a hand grenade! The man who’s name is John Hill was out metal detecting with his 3 grandchildren when he found what he thought was an ancient ring. He started pulling the ring out of the ground and luckily realized that it was actually a hand grenade before pulling the pin all the way out.
The big danger in this situation is that his grandchildren all came over to see what he had found. Should John have pulled the pin all the way out they might not all still be around to tell the tail. It is an important reminder for those of use that enjoy treasure hunting that we need to be very careful when digging up finds. You never know what it is that you will be unearthing, so taking your time and doing so with care is the order of the day.
John contacted the local authorities who safely detonated the device. The grenade was found ten inches beneath the ground close to the Grand Western Canal.
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