Bomb squad called to Corby after grenade uncovered

The RAF have been called to Corby today (Saturday, March 23) to safely explode a WWII grenade found in a field.

The RAF 5131 BD Squadron, based at RAF Wittering and highly trained to deal with Explosive Ordnance Disposal, were called to a field opposite the town’s Gospel Hall in Rockingham Road after the grenade was found there.

Speaking on social media, police response officer Steve Briggs said: “WW2 live Mills bomb found adjacent to the Gospel hall in Corby today. PC Gemma Cairns executing the detination and disposal under the instruction of the RAF.”