Seven suspected unexploded shells from World War Two were found in the space of 24 hours on a building site in the Pall Mall area of Liverpool this week.
On Monday two shells were discovered in the
ground by construction workers, before a third was found at 8:15 this
morning. Three hours later a further four devices were found, when the
previously cordoned area had been made accessible again by police.
from the army bomb disposal team were called in to deal with the
devices and an area 200m around the site was set up for public safety
while the shells were removed. The cordoned off area, at the junction of
Pall Mall and Leeds Road, has since been opened again.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal team came to the conclusion that the five
later shells were "empty", Merseyside Police reported.
The shells were originally thought to be bombs still capable of exploding, but are now considered to be "non-fused ammunition".
police spokesman confirmed: "The construction company has now ceased
work at the site and the Health and Safety Executive are on site."
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