Controlled Explosion in Stratford Park

bomb disposal team set of bomb in stratford park in Stroud

A bomb disposal team were in Stratford Park this evening. They appeared to be checking all the wheelie bins by the outdoor pool for some reason.

Later I got stopped on my walk and told to keep back as there was going to be a controlled explosion in the field behind the leisure centre.

Five minutes later there was a huge bang as the thing went off.

According to social media a WW2 hand grenade was found in a garden along Belle View Road in Stroud so putting two and two together I guess they were disposing of it.