World War 2 Bomb Casing Found in Hanwell

Builders working on extension find historic remains

bomb casing found in Hanwell


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(pic from Ealing MPS)

Explosives experts were called to Cumberland Road in Hanwell yesterday ( 12th October) after builders unearthed a World War Two Projectile Shell.

Inspector Kevin Webster of Ealing 's Response Team E said:

"I deployed officers to the scene and made contact with the Mets Explosives Team. Response officers were able to identify that the projectile was not only old but only an empty casing. The Explosives Team attended and confirmed that there was no risk to public safety and removed the shell from the scene."

Inspector Webster went on to say "The occupants, from America, were over the moon to have a piece of history in their Garden."

The police receive calls regarding World War 2 bombs fairly regularly after they are unearthed after decades after being dropped. 

They say it is important to remember that although in this case the device only contained the casing, they have been called out on other occasions’ where World War 2 bombs are potentially viable and could still pose a threat to public and property.

For this reason if you happen to unearth a device police advice is don't move it, distance yourself from it as much as possible and call 999.


October 13th 2016

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