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May 2020

May 2020

UXO found by a fellrunner

EOD officers were called to carry out a controlled explosion on UXO found by a fellrunner. https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2020/05/26/bomb-squad-called-after-peak-district-runner-finds-unexploded-shell#

Dorking controlled explosion

Surrey Police has released a picture of the UXO that closed part of Dorking. The UXO was found in the River Mole, close to the A24 at Old London Road, on Tuesday (May 26). The A24 was closed in both directions while a bomb disposal team safely detonated the...

Police dispose of bomb found in Botley Road, Oxford

BOTLEY Road in Oxford was closed for over an hour this morning after a bomb was discovered near Osney Bridge. A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “Officers were called today at about 8.40am following reports that an item, believed to be Second World War era ordnance, had been...

Bomb squad called to Scots beach twice in just 48 hours as warning issued to walkers

The Coastguard says stormy weather leads to a high amount of potential ordnance being washed ashore. A bomb squad have carried out a controlled explosion after unexploded ordnance was found on a Scots beach. Emergency services were called to the scene at Barry Buddon in Angus on Saturday after a large metal item was...

World War One bomb found under A1101 road bridge

A World War One bomb found under a road bridge has been detonated in a controlled explosion, police have said. The 1ft (0.3m) long device was found by a member of the public on the A1101 at Tydd Gote at about 10:00 BST on Sunday, Cambridgeshire Police said. Officers...

Bomb squad blows up ancient device discovered at north-east nature reserve

Explosives experts were scrambled to a north-east beauty spot this afternoon to detonate a device dating back to the Second World War. The Royal Navy’s bomb disposal team was called to a stretch of the Forvie National Nature Reserve at Collieston in Aberdeenshire. Police had been called at 10.55am...

Bomb squad called as mortar shell found in Quorn garden.

A man said he and his family “could have been vaporised” after discovering a rusty “bottle” pulled from a garden shelter was a live World War Two bomb. Peter Cawdell, who lives in Quorn, Leicestershire, had been clearing out the mysterious concrete structure with his daughter when they found...

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