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A pensioner has been using a potentially deadly World War II hand grenade as an ornament after she was given it by her late husband.

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Firefighters had to evacuate the elderly woman’s home in Scotland after discovering the device - which was thought to have had a blast range of up to 20 metres - during a home safety visit.

But bomb disposal experts later said it was a dummy and wouldn’t detonate.

The woman had believed it had been deactivated.

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