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Minesweeper called to garden in Somerset town – live updates Bath City News

A bomb squad was called to the garden of a Somerset home this evening (Thursday April 28), police have confirmed. Suspected ‘military artillery’ was discovered by a contractor earlier today and reported to police just before 2.10pm.

Now an explosive ordnance disposal team has been called to Grange Avenue in Highbridge and a cordon has been erected as a precaution. At around 5pm today reports began to emerge on social media of a heavy police presence outside Highbridge Asda, which sits behind Grange Avenue Gardens.

Some locals said they believed it was due to the discovery of a “suspicious package”. However, police have now confirmed that the object was in fact discovered in a garden and is suspected to be ‘military munitions’.

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The full statement from an Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: “Police were called after suspected old military munitions were found by a contractor in the garden of a Grange Avenue property , Highbridge this afternoon (Thursday 28th April).

“The discovery was reported to the police just before 2:10 p.m. The explosive ordnance disposal team was called. A cordon was put in place as a precaution.”

What is a military device?

The word “ammunition” can be used to describe any military equipment, such as weapons and bombs. We will give more information on the nature of the object as it emerges.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-28 17:28:10

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