Unexploded WW2 Shell Discovered In Grove Park

Bomb squad called in after garden clearance unearths a piece of history


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The Police in Chiswick

Police were called to an address in Grove Park yesterday afternoon, Thursday 23rd July, when a gardener uncovered unexploded ordnance believed to date from the Second World War.

The device was removed by explosives officers and was made safe away from Grove Park Road.

It was believed to be a mortar smoke shell.

The area was cordoned off for a brief period while the initial assessment was carried out.

Sergeant Matt Whetham from Chiswick Police Station, who was the officer in charge at the scene, said "I'd like to thank all those residents who were inconvenienced yesterday for their co-operation and good humour whilst the explosives officers assessed the device."

The police cordon was removed after a short period and the area is now back to normal.

July 24, 2009