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Busy Night for Bomb Squad With 3 Call-Outs in South-West

Busy Night for Bomb Squad With 3 Call-Outs in South-West

20/09/2018

It was a busy evening for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team in the south-west of England after they attended three separate incidents. A 19th century projectile was found in Newton Abbott that required a controlled explosion, a purported ‘rocket’ was retrieved from a resident...

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WWII Mortar Found During Trenching Works Near Spalding

WWII Mortar Found During Trenching Works Near Spalding

18/09/2018

BT engineers uncovered a WWII-era mortar during trenching works at West Pinchbeck near Spalding. After the Police were informed, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was mobilised. They confirmed the device as inert and removed it for disposal.   Used throughout WWII by British and Commonw...

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Grenade Found in Elgin Garden is Blown up on Lossiemouth Beach

Grenade Found in Elgin Garden is Blown up on Lossiemouth Beach

18/09/2018

A WWII-era hand grenade was blown up on East Beach, Lossiemouth by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team after being discovered at a property in Elgin.   The device was uncovered by residents digging in their back garden and assessed by the EOD team who, with a safety cordon around local pr...

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Unexploded Mortars Found at Esher Common

Unexploded Mortars Found at Esher Common

17/09/2018

Two suspected unexploded mortars were found by a member of the public in woodland at Esher Common, Surrey. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team moved the devices to an area of open ground where they carried out a controlled explosion.   It is believed that a third mortar may be located in ...

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