Is Your Door Stop Actually UXO? Unexploded Shell Destroyed in Devon

An unexploded shell has been destroyed by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team at a farm near Dartmoor in Devon. Found on the grounds of the farm turned cafe, the shell was moved to an adjacent open field where it was detonated in a controlled explosion.

Apparently previously used as a door stop, it is not known whether the device was live or whether it was destroyed as a precaution.

Yet another reminder of the potential hazards surrounding military souvenirs!

See: http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/bomb-squad-sent-unexploded-wwii-608976#ICID=sharebar_twitter