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Monday, 22 September 2014

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Shell found at Barrow building site not explosive

A SHELL found by builders in Barrow is not explosive according to the bomb squad.

Leck Construction workers at the TK Maxx store in Hollywood Park made the discovery this afternoon.

The scene had been cordoned off and Barrow Police had been in contact with the bomb squad.

However after examining photos of the shell, believed to date from around the Second World War, experts said it was the "shot" from the end of a bomb.

It will now be stored at Barrow Police Station before being collected by the bomb squad tomorrow 

Andrew Murphy, commercial director, at Leck Construction, said: "Whilst carrying out work in preparation for the TK Maxx store, excavating a new lift shaft uncovered a 20in relic bomb.

"Once found Steve Anderton cordoned off the area and called police who were there in minutes."

Mr Murphy said the bomb squad is believed to be on its way to the scene.

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This used to be the site of a scrap metal yard. there will be all sorts of junk down there!

Posted by Buzby on 6 June 2014 at 16:25

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