A ferry terminal in Jersey, England, had to be cordoned off while a live Second World War hand grenade was recovered from the trunk of a car.
The owner of the car had found the Mills hand grenade in her home, where it had been for decades.
She had been taking it to a police station but called the States of Jersey Police who directed her to the harbor, where a bomb disposal officer recovered it.
Danger UXB This morning police along with the Bomb Disposal Officer attended at the QE2 Ferry Terminal to recover… https://t.co/gnzekMramp— States of Jersey Police (@States of Jersey Police)1597402480.0
It still contained high explosives and it has been taken away for disposal, the force said.
Following the incident, police urged members of the public who find old firearms or military items in their homes not to touch or move them and contact the police.
Danger UXB If you come across old firearms or military items in premises which could possibly be dangerous, 1. Le… https://t.co/HZY1S1ER3d— States of Jersey Police (@States of Jersey Police)1597402538.0
One Twitter user also added a fourth, very specific tip.
@JerseyPolice 4. Do not think it’s a good idea to drive it into town— James William Dingle (@James William Dingle)1597408124.0