Bomb disposal team called after war time munitions found in flat

Neighbours said they were shocked by the discovery

Neighbours said they were shocked by the discovery

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A bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion after a stash of Second World War weapons were found in a flat in Braintree.

The army was called in by police when contractors clearing a house after an eviction in Bailey Bridge Road found a grenade in a cupboard in the downstairs flat.

A search of the house on Thursday, August 28, uncovered two pistols, a grenade, a two inch mortar and a pair of 3kg incendiary bombs.

The items were taken to farmland near Boleyn Avenue and destroyed in a controlled explosion.

An Essex Police spokesman said a 74 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives and bailed until September 30.

* See this week's Times for the full story.

 

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5:20pm Thu 4 Sep 14

hondacrf says...

I dont know the ins and outs of his eviction , all i know that he was a lovely person to talk to , we last saw him the previous saturday , we were talking to him , he looked rough, i asked if he was ok and how he was . didnt mention this at all , as ive known him a few years , threw his dog , who i became very fond of , i always said to him , if any thing happens i will have her for the rest of her days . strange thing is he came walking back were we were walking our dogs . but went back the other way , i know the story of the dog and her original owner , if he wonts me to have her , or the old boy wonts me to have her to look after , i will , im not going to put my phone number , but if anyone with any info as to were he is and were the dog is and she needs to be homed , the original owner i believe lives in colchester , please email me on debziek55@aol.com, thanks
I dont know the ins and outs of his eviction , all i know that he was a lovely person to talk to , we last saw him the previous saturday , we were talking to him , he looked rough, i asked if he was ok and how he was . didnt mention this at all , as ive known him a few years , threw his dog , who i became very fond of , i always said to him , if any thing happens i will have her for the rest of her days . strange thing is he came walking back were we were walking our dogs . but went back the other way , i know the story of the dog and her original owner , if he wonts me to have her , or the old boy wonts me to have her to look after , i will , im not going to put my phone number , but if anyone with any info as to were he is and were the dog is and she needs to be homed , the original owner i believe lives in colchester , please email me on debziek55@aol.com, thanks hondacrf
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