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August 2020

August 2020

Goats cause damage to police car while officers attend UXO discovery

Officers on the Isle of Wight were called to a field on the outskirts of Newport, after unexploded ordnance (UXO) believed to be a mortar from the second world war was discovered. An Explosive ordnance disposal Team (EOD) travelled from Portsmouth to make the scene safe. See article: https://www.iwradio.co.uk/news/isle-of-wight-news/youve-goat-to-be-kidding-police-car-vandalised-after-newport-bomb-call-out/

WW2 UXO is discovered at Tilbury Docks in Essex

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called to Tilbury, Essex, following the discovery of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from WW2. See article: https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/port-tilbury-docks-ww2-bomb-4437893

Erosion causes 170 UXO items to appear on an East Yorkshire beach overnight

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams continue to clear Cowden Sands, Mappleton of unexploded ordnance (UXO) which remain from when it was formerly used by the RAF and US Air Force as a practice bombing range. See article: https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/cowden-sands-bombs-removed-army-4403069

More than 100 unexploded WW2 ordnance items washed up on the coast of Cumbria

A member of the public stumbled upon the items and immediately alerted the coastguard. Furness Coastguard were brought in for assistance, alongside an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team. See article: https://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/18623891.bomb-squad-discover-100-unexploded-war-ordnance-dunes/

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