A smoke grenade found on the shores of the River Severn at Benchley Point has been disposed of.
The grenade was discovered below the high water mark while the Chepstow Coastguard was conducting a search exercise.
Richard Hoyle, Deputy Station Officer at Chepstow Coastguard Station said:” The object was located and details were passed through Milford Haven Coastguard operation centre.”
A Royal Navy explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) team were tasked to investigate the reported object.
Mr Hoyle said: “Investigations with the EOD team concluded the item was an ordinance but it was no longer viable and identified it as a military spec smoke grenade.”
This discovery serves as a reminder to the public of what to do should they come across something that could be explosive ordinance.
Mr Hoyle said: “The message is always if you see something suspicious on the foreshore don’t touch it and don’t pick it up. Just call 999.”
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