Two UXO Finds on Merseyside

Two items of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) were found within 24 hours on Merseyside, prompting the attendance of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

The first item was a WWII-era mortar, which was discovered at a recycling centre in West Kirby.  The mortar was moved to a nearby beach and destroyed in a controlled explosion.

A second item (type unspecified) was found at Bramley Moore Dock, proposed site of Everton FC’s new stadium. This device was also moved to a nearby beach (at Crosby) and safely detonated.