Army sent to Worthing charity shop after grenade found among donations

The army were sent to deal with a grenade which was handed into a charity shop in Worthing.

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018, 6:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd October 2018, 6:35 pm
Sussex Police were called after a hand grenade was found in a bag of donated items given to the Mind charity shop in Goring Road, Worthing. Picture: Sussex Police uB5Iw_JaaHA4riR9KwjW

At 3.50pm on Saturday, October 13, Sussex Police were called after a hand grenade was found in a bag of donated items given to the Mind charity shop in Goring Road, Worthing.

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Sussex Police were called after a hand grenade was found in a bag of donated items given to the Mind charity shop in Goring Road, Worthing. Picture: Sussex Police gX5X5thQ2f5oxozS-3gV

An officer visited the shop but because they did not know if the grenade was live, they contacted the army’s explosive disposal unit.

They came and upon inspection discovered that the grenade had been deactivated.

According to the police, the donator of the item was traced and was very sorry for the concern they had caused.

Sussex Police were called after a hand grenade was found in a bag of donated items given to the Mind charity shop in Goring Road, Worthing. Picture: Sussex Police

A police spokesman said: “If you have any militaria items that you wish to dispose of and are unsure of how to dispose of them please contact us for advice.”