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Bomb squad called to Bourne after potential explosives found

Bomb disposal experts were called to Bourne last night (April 25) after a charity shop van driver collected potentially explosive items from a person's home.

Police and a military bomb disposal unit attended an address in Harrington Street just before 11pm.

Bomb disposal removed two First World War shells which measured around two inches in size and took them away for safe disposal.

The shells that were found (9195927)
The shells that were found (9195927)

They had been in a box collected from a person's home during the day by the charity van driver.

On opening the box, the driver had called police and sent them a photo of the suspicious items. As a result, bomb disposal was called in.

Inspector Ian Martin of Bourne Police said: "Often items have been stored in lofts and remain forgotten or unknown to the person living in the property.

"In an undisturbed state these items are generally unlikely to explode. The problems only arise if someone moves them.

As a result, we advise anyone discovering something like this to remain calm and call police."


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