Mortar bomb blown up

A BOMB disposal unit was called to Melbourn when an unexploded mortar shell was discovered in a field. The World War Two mortar shell was discovered by a member of the public in a field near Station Road, Melbourn, at about 9am yesterday (Tuesday). Pol

A BOMB disposal unit was called to Melbourn when an unexploded mortar shell was discovered in a field.

The World War Two mortar shell was discovered by a member of the public in a field near Station Road, Melbourn, at about 9am yesterday (Tuesday).

Police were called to the scene and immediately established a cordon around the area before calling in the military-based E.A.D bomb disposal unit. They also had to advise staff and pupils from the nearby Melbourn Village College to stay well clear of the area.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said that a controlled explosion was carried out on the mortar at 1.15pm. No one was harmed in the incident.