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Unexploded shell found in Erith

PUBLISHED: 12:24 18 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:24 18 September 2014

Unexploded shells

Unexploded shells

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Specialist officers confirmed the device was an unexploded artillery fuse

Police were called to an unexploded shell in Erith yesterday (September 17).

A workman discovered the shell at about 11am while working at a premises at Church Manor Way.

Police who attended put cordons in place around the area and employees at a nearby business were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Specialist bomb squad officers confirmed that the device was an unexploded World War Two artillery fuse and removed the device.

Cordons around the area were lifted at approximately 1.30pm.


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