Mortars Found Around Town

Lethbridge, Canada Police responded to two separate sites for reports of live artillery rounds in Lethbridge over the course of one weekend. One 82-mm mortar round was discovered in a garbage can near a drug treatment facility, and the other was found in Galt Gardens urban park.



Ordnance Exposed As Tide Recedes

Sandwich Bay, United Kingdom HM Coast Guard and Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) EOD personnel responded to reports of ordnance finds along the beach. An exclusion zone was established around the items as teams prepared for demo operations.



Cannonball Reported At Construction Site

Luton, United Kingdom Construction workers called police and reported finding a cannonball during construction activities. Police responded and cordoned off the area closing several nearby streets in the process.



British EOD Responds to Magnet Fishing Find

Hilperton, United Kingdom A 15-year-old boy and his father pulled an ordnance item the canal near the Whaddon Lane bridge while magnet fishing. The two called the police to report the find. Police responded and cordoned off the area before contacting the British Army for support.



Lanscapers Find, Handle and Wash UXO Before Calling Police

Weeton, United kingdom A landscaping crew found an ordnance item at the job site and proceeded to handle it, pose pictures with it, and wash it off before finally calling police. Police asked the crew to send pictures of the item as they sent officers to the scene.

After viewing the pictures, police instructed the men to evacuate the area as they called in EOD for support. The landscaper's description of the incident to reporters tells the story:

"We'd gone about two foot down and he's hit it with shovel a couples of times. He [the laborer] thought it was a big rock at first, then we brushed the dirt away around it and discovered it was a bomb."

"We were passing it around and having a look. It's not every day you come across a WWII bomb at work. It didn't hit home until later how dangerous and silly we were being. When I got home, it was a sense of 'bloody hell that was dangerous', but also relief."


February 2020 UXO E-Newsletter Release

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