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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Bomb disposal teams called after discovery of a device in Rushcliffe

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A suspected smoke bomb piece has been safely removed after being discovered on a construction site.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were called to a field between Clifton and Gotham and put cordons in place after workers unearthed suspected ammunition at around 10.30am today (Thursday 1 April).

The Army bomb disposal unit attended, examined the device and made it safe before it could be removed.

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Chief Inspector Rob Shields from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The item, which had the appearance of an artillery shell, is suspected to be a part of an old military smoke device and will have been buried for some years.”

“Fortunately the device was found in a remote location which allowed it to be made safe without any disruption to the local community.

“The military ordnance piece has now been removed by our explosive ordnance disposal colleagues and work is ongoing to ensure the area is now safe.”