Another Mortar Found on Staffordshire Building Site

A suspected WWII mortar has been destroyed in a controlled explosion after being discovered on a building site in Chasetown near Burntwood in Staffordshire.  It follows on from the discovery of four similar devices at the site last year.

After a safety cordon was put in place by the Police, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team arrived to carry out a controlled detonation.

The origins of the mortars at the new residential site are not clear, although it is possible that the land surrounding nearby Chasewater was used for military training during WWII, perhaps linked to the more extensive Army ranges at Cannock Chase to the north.