UXO in the News – Update for the Week

This last week has been a busy one for UXO discoveries across the UK.

Merseyside Police attended the reported discovery on Tuesday 12th March of a suspected UXO device in New Brighton, The Wirral. An Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended the scene and the device was destroyed in a controlled explosion. The exact nature of the device remains unconfirmed.

See: Unexploded World War II bomb blown up in the middle of a park (


Image Credits: Metro, courtesy of Phil Noble/Reuters


On the same day, reports were received of a second suspected UXO device found in Wirral, on Price Street, Birkenhead. An EOD team were called and the device was destroyed in a controlled explosion. Again, Merseyside Police have yet to confirm the nature of the device, which appears to have been discovered and brought back to a residential property by a member of the public.

See: Wirral: Two unexploded devices found in quick succession – BBC News

Police were also called on the 12th March to the discovery of a suspected item of UXO, reported as a ‘small bomb or mortar’, in fields near the Ward Hills housing development in Bridlington, East Yorkshire. An EOD team attended and safely removed the device.

See: Bomb Disposal Officers on scene of an incident in Bridlington – Bridlington Echo

On the 8th March, a reported ‘WWII unexploded bomb’ was discovered in a garden in Dalbeattie, Dumfries. A Royal Navy EOD team attended the property and the device was removed for testing and disposal. Police Scotland have yet to confirm the exact nature of the device.

See: Dalbeattie student digs up suspected wartime bomb in garden – BBC News