Grenade mound brings £1m clear-up bill
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Weedon Bec grenade mound has £1m clear-up bill

A parish council fears it could be facing bankruptcy over the £1m cost of clearing a mound where two World War Two hand grenades were found.

The mound near a play area in Weedon Bec, near Daventry, was being cleared by the parish council in July when the explosives were found.

The bomb squad was called but the council found the cost of clearing the site had risen to more than £1m.

The mound is thought to include waste from the nearby Weedon Barracks.

The Ministry of Defence said it was "examining ways" to "provide financial support to the parish council".

  • 19 Oct 2016