Controlled explosion of unexploded shell in Harmston

A controlled explosion had to be carried out in Harmston after a Second World War shell was discovered.

The unexploded shell dug up in Harmston prior to police cordoning off the area and a bomb disposal crew carrying out a controlled explosion to make it safe. EMN-200916-083402001

The item was unearthed by a member of the public on Monday and reported to police just before 2pm, according to a Lincolnshire Police spokesman.

Police officers and a bomb disposal unit responded to the call.

The spokesman said: “A cordon surrounding the area was put in place and a controlled explosion was carried out on Tuesday afternoon in Harmston.”

It was said to have been an airdrop practice shell.