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Another unexploded bomb found near Avenham Park

Posted on - 25th March, 2016 - 4:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, News
Police presence in Avenham Park Pic: Steven Saul

Police presence in Avenham Park Pic: Steven Saul

Police taped off a section of the Old Tram Road near Avenham Park for around three hours on Good Friday.

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An unexploded bomb was found in a field near the River Ribble.

Dog walkers reported being turned away by officers when trying to cross the Old Tram Bridge from around 2pm.

Police officers at the Old Tram Bridge Pic: Siad Ugradar

Police officers at the Old Tram Bridge Pic: Siad Ugradar

Police vehicles were parked up by the Avenham Park pavilion.

A metal detectorist uncovered the WWII bomb between the two bridges in the park.

Police cordon in place Pic: Jane Mowbray

Police cordon in place Pic: Jane Mowbray

Part of the Guild Wheel route was inaccessible while police searchd the area. The bomb squad were called.

The mortar was detonated in a controlled explosion shortly before 5.30pm and the pathways reopened shortly after.

In April and May last year two unexploded mortars were found in the same area.

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