Second World War grenade discovered in Versoix
A grenade from the Second World War that was discovered by a walker on Sunday afternoon near a riverbed in Versoix, has been neutralised by the bomb squad.
Geneva police have posted pictures on their Facebook page of the NEDEX (Neutralisation Enlèvement Détection Engins EXplosifs ) team working to remove the bomb.
The bomb, identified as a French offensive hand grenade ( OF 37 ) was destroyed by an explosive and the debris were removed.
The operation also involved four Fire and Rescue Service officers, a French gendarmerie patrol and a patrol of Swiss border guards.
Jean-Philippe Brandt, from Geneva police says "I believe that this is the first time that we have dealt with a grenade from that time." He advised that "If you come across an explosive device, even if it looks fake, do not touch it and call 117 immediately."