Airport grenades halt flights

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The Independent Online

Air and rail travel was affected today after workers discovered unexploded Second World War hand grenades near a major airport.

The find was made by Network Rail staff working close to Gatwick Airport railway station in West Sussex.

Outgoing flights from the airport were briefly halted and rail services were stopped while a bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion.

Train companies whose services were delayed were Gatwick Express, Southern, First Capital Connect and First Great Western.