Bomb scare over

PUBLISHED: 09:58 26 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:56 04 May 2010

BOMB disposal experts removed a small unexploded shell this morning that was found in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. The shell, described as an inert practice device believed to be from the Second World W

BOMB disposal experts removed a small unexploded shell this morning that was found in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.

The shell, described as an inert practice device believed to be from the Second World War, was uncovered by workmen on a remote part of the airfield late yesterday afternoon and police put a cordon around the area overnight.

A spokesman for theThe Imperial War Museum Duxford said: “After the device had been located all visitors and staff left the site safely. No visitors or members of the public were involved or placed at any risk at any time during the incident.

“The police assessed the situation and a cordon was introduced overnight whilst awaiting the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

“Today at 9.30am the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed the device and confirmed that it was an inert 10lb practice bomb from the period of Duxford being a working RAF station. The device was then removed in order to dispose of it off-site.

“Imperial War Museum Duxford is open to the public as normal and it is business as usual.”

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