Builders find unexploded bomb at building site.
The road through village was closed yesterday afternoon after the discovery of a mortar round by construction workers.
Builders got the shock of their lives when they uncovered an unexploded bomb at a Gloucestershire building site – forcing the area to be evacuated.
The road through village Hatherop was closed yesterday afternoon after the discovery of a mortar round by construction workers.
Explosive ordnance disposal soldiers from the army carried out a controlled explosion of the mortar round at the site.
The road was reopened shortly afterwards.
Officers from Gloucestershire police Tweeted updates during the incident.
It’s not the first time the bomb squad has been sent out to recover WW2 munitions.
In November 2015 the army was sent to a home in Stroud where a grenade was discovered.
And in April 2014 there was a false alarm after a gas canister was mistaken for a grenade in Gloucester.
The team was sent to a business estate near Gloucester city centre when fake munitions were believed to have been the real thing.
– Gloucester Live