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July 2020

July 2020

Buried WWII firearm found near Bury St. Edmunds

St Edmundsbury Police were called to a building site when contractors found a possible World War Two firearm and ammunition while excavating during work at a Thorpe Morieux farm. See article: https://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/police-called-after-world-war-two-gun-found-at-thorpe-morieux-farm-9117995/

2,000 people evacuated after WWII UXO found at Hong Kong construction site

Unexploded ordnance (UXO) unearthed on construction site for pedestrian tunnel on Muk Yuen Street near Concorde Road in Hong Kong. 6 Alpha’s South East Asia business is headquartered in Hong Kong. We are available to advise and manage our regional Clients’ unexploded ordnance risks. See article: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3093478/unexploded-second-world-war-bomb-found-hong-kong

Unexploded WWII landmine found on farmland in Andover

Metal detectorist discovers WWII UXO. Police called explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team who carried out a controlled explosion. See article: https://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/regional/andover/18576524.unexploded-wwii-landmine-found-apsley-farms-andover/

UXO from WWII found at port city of Saint-Nazaire, France

Hundreds of people had to leave their homes in a coastal French city on Wednesday to allow explosive experts to deal with a 500Kg bomb from World War II. See article: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/experts-remove-british-wwii-bomb-french-port-city-174100365.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAL3w3wT3Fo1sJwuCq4LZjAvoMfCGYZks2tWaRVWiHmWCNtbSpqHESi3lM9FPhTHEM84pLzlPYGUuCiThzTmAwdrr0F_mICr-ildpMrHN3lg5R6AGAMbm_6MEfkxLtAq1HpC4AMhqRtT_IEiVKVFobDCKS23pNmUtlu9winAyYUBR

Grenade fished from canal detonated by EOD team

A group of magnet fishers pulled the grenade from the Grand Union Canal. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team moved the item to a nearby park where they carried out a controlled explosion. See article: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/watch-huge-explosion-grenade-fished-18547681

EOD team called to beach

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from Colchester was called after unexploded ordnance (UXO) found on the beach at Mundesley, Norfolk See article: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/bomb-squad-called-to-mundesley-1-6721358

Man and 4-year-old girl injured as WWII ammunition found

He and his daughter suffered shrapnel injuries which are non-life threatening. A reminder of what could be repeated here in the UK. See article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-25/old-ammunition-explodes-after-being-collected-on-nsw-beach/10301674

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