Grenade found on Scottish beach near to children

Part of a beach has been cordoned off after an old grenade was found close to where children were playing.
Lerwick town centre. Picture: istockLerwick town centre. Picture: istock
Lerwick town centre. Picture: istock

Shetland Coastguard said police reported the discovery after an officer spotted the explosive device at 7.15pm on Monday.

Coastguard teams were at the scene at Seafield Beach near Lerwick, keeping people away from it, and a cordon was placed around the area.

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts were expected to arrive at the beach on Wednesday to deal with the find.

It is not known how old the grenade is but the Coastguard described it as “very rusty”.