MAN ACCIDENTALLY TAKES CHISEL TO WORLD WAR TWO BOMB

Andrew McWhinnie has hit headlines this week after finding a World War Two Bomb while magnet fishing in a canal. When he discovered the metal object, McWhinnie didn’t recognise it and took it over to his friend Nick’s house to try and identify it. The two decided to soak the object in vinegar for one week and even attempted to use a chisel against its outer shell.


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After markings began to appear on the shell, the friends realised exactly what it was they had discovered. Nick explained:

“We thought it couldn’t be a bomb – and even if it was, what are you supposed to do with it?

“Are you really going to call up on a Saturday night and say you think you’ve got a bomb – they wouldn’t believe you.

“We thought about taking it to the TA but,

you can hardly walk through town with a bomb in your bag.”

When Nick called 999, they asked which service he wanted to which he replied “all of them!”.

After raising the alarm, a bomb disposal team from the Royal Logistics Corps made their way to the house in Swindon alongside police and firefighters.

After investigating, the team confirmed that the object was indeed a genuine World War Two Ordinance, believed to be an 8lb armour piercing solid shot round. They confirmed that the bomb did not pose a risk to the public and it was safely removed from the house for disposal.

MAN ACCIDENTALLY TAKES CHISEL TO WORLD WAR TWO BOMB
Image source: www.forces.net/news/two-friends-unknowingly-soak-world-war-two-bomb-vinegar-hit-it-chisel

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