The bomb squad was called to Thetford last night after a World War Two hand grenade was discovered by a passer-by.
A bomb disposal team from Colchester Troop, 621 Squadron, 11 EOD Regiment Royal Logistic Corps was called out to Nunnery Fields in Thetford, just after 6.30pm last night (Thursday, July 23).
On inspection, the munition turned out to be an inert World War Two hand grenade that did not contain any explosives. It was recovered for safe disposal.
An Army spokesman said: “The person did exactly the right thing in calling the police as soon as they found the item.
“We would encourage people to call 999 if they do have concerns about any suspect items they find and not to touch them.
“It is better to be safe than sorry.”
A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “Police called to Nunnery Place in Thetford at 4.13pm following reports a man had found a grenade.
“Police put a cordon around the address and called Explosives Ordinance Disposal to the scene, they arrived at 7.22pm and took ownership of the incident.”