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Unexploded mortar found in Pewsey

A soldier from the Royal Logistic Bomb Disposal Unit removed the mortar. Picture by Alan CoxonA soldier from the Royal Logistic Bomb Disposal Unit removed the mortar. Picture by Alan CoxonArmy bomb disposal experts were dispatched to Pewsey this morning after a resident dug up an unexploded mortar, believed to date from the second world war.

Police were called to Wilcot Road at 11am this morning (Tuesday).

The scene in Wilcot Road this morning. Picture by Alan CoxonThe scene in Wilcot Road this morning. Picture by Alan CoxonThe three-inch mortar was removed by the Tidworth-based Royal Logistic Bomb Disposal Unit.

The explosive was found by Mark Sheen of forestry contractor Wootton Woodland, who wrote on Facebook: “We dug up an old anti tank landmine, turned out to be inert, but could not risk not having it checked.”

Neighbour Alan Coxon grabbed a camera and captured the action.

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