Residents Alert EOD Team to WWI Artillery Shell

CQE9McIWcAAi6Df-300x300An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team removed an inert WWI artillery shell from a home in Atherstone on Monday, having been alerted to its presence by the current occupiers.

The residents had seen a similar item of ordnance on television that had proved to be live and became concerned that the shell that they had kept in their possession for a number of years might be similarly hazardous.

Ultimately, their fears were not realised but it was a sensible response to a common scenario whereby items of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) are kept as souvenirs without confirmation that they do not provide a danger to people nearby.