Army bomb disposal makes safe WWI grenade in Laois

An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a live WWI-era grenade today.

The ordnance team were called in after the device was found during excavation work on a farm in Emo, County Laois.

The team arrived on scene at 1.40 pm, examined the grenade and made it safe in location through the use of a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 2.05 pm and the team have returned to base.

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