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Watch: Military mortar detonated in controlled explosion in fields near River Ribble

Posted on - 25th April, 2015 - 7:42pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Lancashire Police, News

An old military mortar found by metal detecting enthusiasts in a field near the River Ribble has been detonated.

Preston Police received a call at 4.02pm on Saturday once the mortar had been found.

The three inch device triggered the callout of the bomb squad and police cordoned off Avenham Park and the area around the Old Tram Bridge.

Mortar is detonated in fields near Avenham Park

Mortar is detonated in fields near Avenham Park

Shortly after 7.30pm the mortar was detonated by army experts in a controlled explosion. Police lifted cordons around 8pm.

This is the tail fin of the mortar device found in the fields along the Ribble.

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