Controlled Explosion After UXO Found in Garden Shed

10644961-300x201A Royal Navy veteran who served during WWII kept a piece of live ordnance in his garden shed for several decades, eventually sparking a bomb alert that required a controlled explosion by an RAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team. The son-in-law of the now deceased veteran found the item – described in press reports as an ‘unexploded bomb’ – and wisely called the police to the house in Bromham, Bedfordshire.

The EOD team arrived and confirmed the item as live, forcing an evacuation of surrounding properties and the closure of several roads. The Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) was then transported to the nearby Bromham Park Estate where – after the removal of some sheep – it was destroyed in a controlled explosion.

Even after seventy years of sitting idly in a shed, these items can prove extremely hazardous and the caution exercised by the EOD team is testament to this. Another reminder the UXO are not souvenirs.

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