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Ordnance specialists called to Bourne after Lincolnshire Police received reports of an unexploded bomb

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Police were called to an auction site earlier today (January 11) after fears of an unexploded bomb.

Golding Young and Mawer in Spalding Road, Bourne was given an unexploded 'ordnance' that was believed to be from the Second World War.

Colin Young, a senior auctioneer at the auction site, called police after being unsure what the device was and whether it posed a threat.

It was reported to Lincolnshire Police
It was reported to Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police responded and South Street, Abbey Road, Eastgate and Spalding Road were closed while the area was cleared.

Explosive ordnance disposal specialists were also called to the site and declared the bomb was not a threat.

Colin said: "It was a spent shell that we believe was from the Second World War.

"We could not tell that it had already discharged as it was in such bad condition."

Colin advises people to err on the side of caution when unsure and to consult an expert to avoid the situation happening again.

The shell has been taken by experts for destruction.

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