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SURPRISING DISCOVERY: Bomb disposal team called to Chalfont St Peter after gardener finds suspected war shell

 Published on: 31st May 2022   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Officers from Thames Valley Police and an Army Bomb disposal team were called to Chalfont St Peter last month after a resident discovered an unusual suspected WW2 shell in their garden.

Emergency services attended the scene on Wednesday, May 4 alongside specialist bomb disposal experts, who identified the item was of no risk and disposed of it safely.

Thames Valley Police said: “Called to a report of a WW2 shell found by a gardener at a property in Chalfont St Peter. 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal & Search Regiment attended and were quick to identify it was of no risk and disposed of accordingly.  Thank you to the team for their assistance.”

One resident commented, saying: “It looks like an anti-aircraft shell, there were defensive guns in the village during the war, one of which was on the allotments where the Pennington Rd estate now stands.”

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