Terrifying stash of guns and explosives found in Essex the headline at metro.co.uk trumpets. Given the fact that we’re talking about two manky AKs, a shotgun a handgun of some sort, four microwave-ready explosive parcels and one Saran-wrapped grenade, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Metro’s hysterical headline and motto — “News . . . but not as you know it” — indicates that the story’s a joke, mate. Yes, well . . .
It isn’t. Chances are the motley collection of guns and grenades is an IRA weapons cache buried by an operative who’s long since given up on “the struggles.” Still, GUNS! GRENADES! How terrifying is that?
Here’s the Essex Police’s self-congratulatory Tweet announcing the find, promoting the Serious Crime Directorate’s ability to “disrupt serious organized crime”: