A man has told The Avondhu that his family 'could be making his funeral arrangements' after he picked up a live grenade in his front garden on Saturday last.

Brian Martin from Castleterry, Ballindangan picked up the viable grenade believing it to one of his nephew's toys.

Once realising what it was, he threw the device as far as he could away from his home.

“I was casual about it because I didn’t realise what it was. At first I thought I was going mad. Once I realised what it was …”

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