Live hand grenade found
IN what could have been an explosive find, geologists found a live unexploded hand grenade in an old mine shaft.
The scientists stumbled across the live explosive while examining old shafts at a property north of Armidale on McCannas Rd on Saturday.
New England Local Area Command police attended and secured the scene.
Specialist Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit officers deemed the hand grenade posed no immediate risk and arrangements were today made for the device to be collected by Army bomb disposal officers.
Police said it is not known how or why the hand grenade was disposed in the location, but the state of the device indicated it had been dropped down the shaft some time ago.