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'Suspicious device' found in woodland on Shropshire/Wales border was mortar shell - police

Police have confirmed that a bomb destroyed in a controlled explosion on the Shropshire/Wales border was a World War Two-era mortar shell.

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Officers were called to attend a footpath in woodland on the Shropshire/Wales border at around 1.15pm yesterday.

A member of the public discovered a potentially explosive device which West Mercia Police today confirmed was a World War Two mortar shell.

Officers attended the scene in Rhydycroesau and put a cordon in place. An Explosives Ordnance Disposal squad then carried out a controlled explosion of the shell.