Controlled Explosions Needed for Shell Found on Cambridgeshire Roadside

An unexploded shell found under a road bridge by a member of the public has been destroyed in a controlled explosion.

The shell was discovered along the A1101 at Tydd Gote on the Lincolnshire-Cambridgeshire border and after the Police were called, they mobilised an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

The EOD team removed the shell to a nearby field where it supposedly required two controlled explosions to destroy.

The shell is thought to have been of WWI origin and may relate to a former WWI landing ground that was established at nearby Sutton Bridge.