Date
21 October 2017
Stuart Woods (inset) finds five WWII hand grenades at the Peak on Tuesday. A team of ordnance disposal officers detonated the explosives on site after examination. Photos: Wen Wei Po, Ta Kung Pao
Stuart Woods (inset) finds five WWII hand grenades at the Peak on Tuesday. A team of ordnance disposal officers detonated the explosives on site after examination. Photos: Wen Wei Po, Ta Kung Pao

War relic hunter recovers five hand grenades at the Peak

A 49-year-old war relic hunter hits pay dirt again, this time at the Peak.

At around 10 a.m. Tuesday, Stuart Woods, also known as “the bomb hunter”, found five grenades scattered on a hillside near the home of HSBC Hong Kong chief executive Peter Wong Tung-shun on Middle Gap Road with the help of a metal detector, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported.

Bomb disposal officers examined the explosives and confirmed they were all live grenades. Three of the items were British M36 Mills hand grenades while two were Japanese-made type 91.

Ordnance disposal officers detonated the grenades in three stages while firefighters were standing by, according to Wen Wei Po. The shell cases were taken away by experts for further inspection.

Woods and his friends often go hunting for Second World War relics on Hong Kong Island.

On Feb. 5, David, a friend of Woods’, recovered a rusty Japanese mortar bomb and a British hand grenade on Middle Gap Road, RTHK reported.

Last month Woods and fellow relic hunters found a live Japanese-made type 91 hand grenade and 16 units of .303-caliber British bullets on a hillside in Black’s Link near Wong Nai Chung Gap Road in Happy Valley.

Japanese grenades keep turning up for these war relic hunters (Jan. 28, 2016)

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