Army sent to Worthing charity shop after grenade found among donations

Sussex Police were called after a hand grenade was found in a bag of donated items given to the Mind charity shop in Goring Road, Worthing. Picture: Sussex Police uB5Iw_JaaHA4riR9KwjW
Sussex Police were called after a hand grenade was found in a bag of donated items given to the Mind charity shop in Goring Road, Worthing. Picture: Sussex Police uB5Iw_JaaHA4riR9KwjW

The army were sent to deal with a grenade which was handed into a charity shop in Worthing.

At 3.50pm on Saturday, October 13, Sussex Police were called after a hand grenade was found in a bag of donated items given to the Mind charity shop in Goring Road, Worthing.

Sussex Police were called after a hand grenade was found in a bag of donated items given to the Mind charity shop in Goring Road, Worthing. Picture: Sussex Police gX5X5thQ2f5oxozS-3gV

Sussex Police were called after a hand grenade was found in a bag of donated items given to the Mind charity shop in Goring Road, Worthing. Picture: Sussex Police gX5X5thQ2f5oxozS-3gV

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An officer visited the shop but because they did not know if the grenade was live, they contacted the army’s explosive disposal unit.

Sussex Police were called after a hand grenade was found in a bag of donated items given to the Mind charity shop in Goring Road, Worthing. Picture: Sussex Police

Sussex Police were called after a hand grenade was found in a bag of donated items given to the Mind charity shop in Goring Road, Worthing. Picture: Sussex Police

They came and upon inspection discovered that the grenade had been deactivated.

According to the police, the donator of the item was traced and was very sorry for the concern they had caused.

A police spokesman said: “If you have any militaria items that you wish to dispose of and are unsure of how to dispose of them please contact us for advice.”