Bomb Disposal Unit remove Unexploded Grenade from North East Beach

The bomb disposal unit was called to remove an unexploded hand grenade that was found on a North East beach on Monday

The incident which took place in Saltburn next to the The Ship Pub, on Monday saw police and army units close off the area to members of the public.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council warned the public to stay away from the beach initially – but it has now been reopened after the item was removed from the beach.

At the time, a spokesperson for the council said: “A report has been made this morning by a member of the public regarding a possible hand grenade being found on the Saltburn beach.”

“We advise residents to avoid the area during this time.”

The army have since confirmed it was a grenade. However, it is not known how old it was exactly, or if it can be presumed it was from World War II.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence said: “I can confirm that on November 20, 2023, Catterick Troop, 521 EOD Sqn, 11 EOD&S Regt RLC, responded at the request of Cleveland Police to an item of ordnance.

“The EOD team assessed the item and determined it to be a No.36 Mills grenade which was removed from the scene for subsequent disposal action.

“Please direct any further queries to Cleveland Police.”