Tuesday 23 April 2024
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Wilford Toll Bridge reopened after historical artillery shell safely disposed of

A bridge that was closed to the public after an unexploded shell was found in the River Trent has been reopened.

The historic artillery shell, which had been in the water for many decades, was pulled from the river in Nottingham by an angler at around 4.20pm this afternoon.

Police were called to the Wilford Toll Bridge shortly afterwards and established a 50-metre cordon around the scene.

The bridge was closed to trams and pedestrians and but has now been reopened.

The shell has been taken away for safe disposal by expert officers.

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Inspector John Lees, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Clearly in situations like this we have to put the safety of the public first and act out of an abundance of caution. This object has now been taken from the scene and I would like to thank the public for their understanding in this matter.”

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