Police called in the bomb squad yesterday after a three-year-old boy was spotted standing on a live hand grenade during an Easter egg hunt.
The grenade, believed to be a relic from the Second World War, was found in a field next to a busy road.
The bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion.
The egg-shaped hand grenade was spotted by father-of-three Stuart Moffatt, 34, at the event organised by a pre-school group.
Mr Moffatt, an engineering consultant, was there with his wife Victoria, 35, and their children Nelly, five, Isla, two, and 11-month-old Freddie.
He said: ‘We were beginning to count up the eggs at the end of the hunt and I saw a boy of three standing on an object.
'It was brown and about 4 inches high. It looked like an Easter egg, but it was a hand grenade.
‘I was shocked. The boy who was standing on it thought it was a rock.'
About 25 children, aged between two and five, had been at the hunt near woodland at Holford, Somerset – just yards from the A39.
Stuart alerted organizers from the Stowey Bears pre-school group.
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