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Unexploded shell found at beauty spot

A walker stumbled across an unexploded shell at a Shropshire beauty spot.

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The scene where the shell was discovered

The discovery was made on Sunday on the Long Mynd.

Bomb disposal experts removed the shell and carried out a controlled explosion.

South Shropshire police said officers responded to a 999 call by a member of the public.

"They had stumbled across an early 20th century Anderson shell in Callow Hollow," a police spokesman said.

"A team from Explosive Ordnance Disposal removed it and conducted a controlled explosion."

Police prevented visitors from getting too close to the area while waiting for the shell to be removed.

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