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Controlled detonation required in Derbyshire

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Explosive ordnance disposal EOD experts were called to the market town of Glossop in Derbyshire on Saturday 20th February due to the suspected presence of unexploded ordnance.

Controlled detonation required in Derbyshire 

Explosive ordnance disposal EOD experts were called to the market town of Glossop in Derbyshire on Saturday 20th February due to the suspected presence of unexploded ordnance.

The device was found in open moorland and police and Mountain Rescue were notified by the public about the find. 

Upon review, the British Army’s EOD experts confirmed that the device was an unexploded mortar shell and a controlled explosion would be required.

On Sunday 21st of February the British Army EOD experts conducted a controlled explosion.

The conversation went online, and the local Glossop police shared photographs of the device.  They did so to ask members of the public not to touch such items as they may be ordnance - and instead to please contact the police over any unusual find. 

The team at SafeLane is pleased to see the local police force working hard to raise awareness of the risk posed by unexploded ordnance (UXO).

UXO was designed to kill, and with the passing of time devices become less stable.  Never take a risk – if you find a suspicious or strange item, just call it in.

If you’re a construction company or infrastructure organisation, contact SafeLane Global today for accredited CPD UXO awareness training for all your staff.  Avoid costly delays, damage to your reputation or harm to your site staff – get properly briefed by SafeLane’s EOD experts.

 

 

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