Bomb squad called to Corby after grenade uncovered

The grenade near to the towns Gospel Hall
The grenade near to the towns Gospel Hall

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.

Copyright Corby Police

Copyright Corby Police

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.”

Members of the RAF 5131 SQN with members of Corby Police

Members of the RAF 5131 SQN with members of Corby Police