Controlled Explosion After WWII Mortar Found in Carlisle Park

Credit: Stuart Whelan

A metal detectorist uncovered a WWII mortar in Rickerby Park, Carlisle. After the Police were informed, the area was secured prior to the arrival of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from Catterick.

The EOD team was able to undertake a controlled explosion in situ.

See: https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2018/05/09/watch-bomb-disposal-blow-up-wwii-shell-in-carlisle-park/