Warning Issued after Suspected UXO Goes Missing

Dartford, Kent, UK Police issued a warning after a potentially dangerous ordnance item, initially found in a Kent river then left on a wall, disappeared before police arrived to inspect it. Police fear someone may have taken what is believed to be an explosive shell home with them after finding it on the wall.

The suspected UXO was found in the river by a fisherman who placed then left it on the wall for authorities. Kent Police Inspector Shona Lowndes said, "Explosives experts have not yet had the opportunity to inspect and assess whether this item is harmless or poses any dangers. We cannot discount that someone may have picked it up and perhaps taken it home or left it somewhere else. Anyone who has had contact with this item, or knows of its whereabouts, is urged to contact police immediately."

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