A family unearthed a WWII grenade in their back garden – and played CATCH with it before realising what it was.
Dad Bobby Pidsley raked over the wartime artefact while clearing the overgrown grounds of his new housing association property.
He started playing with it with children James, three, and Jasmine two, before his alarmed wife Kerry commented that it looked like a bomb.
Kitchen salesman Bobby, 26, called the police and a bomb disposal unit team rushed to the property in Tackley, Oxon., to remove it.
He said: “I was practically playing catch with it before my wife, Kerry, said it looked like a bomb.
“I called 101 and sent the police a picture of it and I immediately had a phone call from a sergeant telling me to get well away from it.
“It all happened very quickly but looking back it was very dangerous particularly for the children.”
Thames Valley Police confirmed it received a call shortly after 8pm on Tuesday and a historic munition was safely removed and disposed of.