Bomb squad called after grenade found at Gwent waste tip
Updated 9:32am Monday 30th September 2013 in News
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- 'Grenade' was found in refuse site
- Police cordon around site in Five Lanes, Lanvaches near Caerwent
- Bomb disposal officers have been informed and will be attending at the site
The refuse site at Five Lanes, Llanvaches near Caerwent
Dale Fisher who found a hand grenade at the five lanes waste disposal site near Llanvaches.
The spokesman confirmed it was a training grenade and was left by a skip and a worker picked up the bag and the grenade rolled out.
He said that the Viridor, who manage the site on behalf of the council, followed procedures to clear the site.
A spokesman for Monmouthshire council said the grenade had been dealt with and the site has now re-opened.
Monmouthshire council say they informed police and the bomb squad and added the site will stay closed until further notice.
Bag believed to have been handed in by member of the public.— Caio Iwan (@ArgusCIwan) September 27, 2013
Police confirm to staff it was training device, "enough to blow off your hand, but not the whole site"— Caio Iwan (@ArgusCIwan) September 27, 2013
Dale Fisher, a site supervisor, found the object in a green recycling bag filled with grass: "It just rolled out from the bag".— Caio Iwan (@ArgusCIwan) September 27, 2013
Police bomb disposal team arriving at Llanvaches landfill site which has been evacuated after grenade was found http://t.co/E9BZzZv5mU— Caio Iwan (@ArgusCIwan) September 27, 2013
A CORDON has been put up around a refuse site after a grenade was reportedly found in waste.
The incident is at a waste site in Five Lanes, Lanvaches near Caerwent and people within 100m of the area have been evacuated.
Bomb disposal officers have been informed and will be attending at the site.
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