Three-Inch Mortar Found on Plymouth Construction Site

A three-inch mortar was found on a building site in Devonport, Plymouth, resulting in precautionary evacuations of nearby premises.  An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team – based just down the road at HMNB Devonport – attended the site and assessed the device as safe to move prior to disposal.

With a long military history of naval establishments, military barracks and WWII bombing, the Devonport area remains the location of periodic Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) finds.