He said: "Merseyside Police is determined to combat the use of dangerous weapons, including explosive devices such as hand grenades
, and a number of successful operations to bring offenders to justice in recent years have helped take them off the streets.
The hand grenade
, which was buried in the ground along with three others, exploded when workers set fire to dry herbs nearby.
A spokesperson from Hoylake Golf Club said: The club was evacuated after a possible hand grenade
was found in one of the fields.
The alarm was sounded when someone turned up to hand in the old hand grenade
to local police officers.
The hand grenade
, thought to have been thrown from a passing motor cycle or car, caused no damage and was taken away for forensic tests.
ARMY bomb disposal experts were called to a charity shop after staff found what appeared to be a hand grenade
among the donations.
POLICE called a halt to an interview with an assault victim - after spotting a World War II hand grenade
on the mantelpiece of his Birmingham home.
Army bomb disposal experts had to deactivate a hand grenade
after a woman wrapped the device in bubble wrap and took it to work.
A Cleveland police spokeswoman said: "The officer said they had been handed what they thought was a live hand grenade
by a member of the public."
A MAN killed his 13-month-old son and himself with a hand grenade
after losing a custody battle with the child's mother.
The alarm was first raised for the troops inside the compound when the man walked up to the sentry with his hands on his head but then dropped a yellow hand grenade
Yesterday, he found a rusty Mills fragmentation hand grenade