A woman had part of her finger blown off when a supposed inert grenade she bought at a military show exploded in her hand.
Sarah Bluck, from Sheerness, Kent, also suffered burns to her stomach, legs and arms during the incident at the War and Peace Revival show in Folkestone. She bought the device, she thought was harmless, from a stall on Saturday but it went off as she inspected it.
The trade stand owner said it would be inappropriate to comment while investigations were under way.
The 48-year-old military enthusiast told BBC South East she was buying four empty grenade casings, to add to her military collection, but realised too late that one of them was a loaded stun grenade. She said there was a second explosion after she threw the device into her tent. Good job the kids were out at the ice cream van then...
Seems the oft given warnings on this forum are correct and bear taking on board.
BBC News - Woman's fingertip blown off by grenade blast at show
"I've been around explosives long enough to deal with pyrotechnics and thunder flashes and smoke grenades in the past." Yeah, right love.....I reckon she knew there was something wrong with it and she was trying to open it, but i'm a cynical barsteward.
I wonder if she or the vendor of said grenade is known to anyone here? Whatever, he's up $h!t creek now I reckon.