'Grenade' prompts alarm

FOXHALL waste site on the edge of Ipswich was closed at lunchtime today after a paperweight shaped like a hand grenade was spotted in household refuse.

FOXHALL waste site on the edge of Ipswich was closed at lunchtime today after a possible hand grenade was spotted in a consignment of household waste left at the site.

Police were called in but after a quick examination it was established that the grenade was old and had long ago been turned into a paperweight.

It had been thrown away with an ornamental musket. The site was re-opened after about half an hour.