Army blow up bomb discovered in garden

BOMB disposal experts blew up a high calibre mortar on fields near a Little Hulton estate after it was discovered in a back garden.

The Emergency Ordinance Detonation (EOD) team detonated the mortar on wasteland off Kenyon Way at 8.10am yesterday.

The previous evening, families were evacuated from their homes in Rigby Grove and Kenyon Way after the unexploded shell was found at 5.20pm on Tuesday.

Police sealed off the area after the bomb was found at a semi-detatched house at the bottom end of the culde- sac in Rigby Grove.

They confirmed the shell had been discovered in the garden.

Bomb disposal experts checked the mortar and made the scene safe, but were unable to detonate it in the darkness. As soon as it was light, the EOD team, from Chester Garrison, moved the device to wasteland and made a controlled explosion.

No residents were evacuated during the explosion, although 15 homes were evacuated for a time on Tuesday night.

It is not known why the mortar, which was post- Second World War, was in the garden.

An Army spokesman said: “Whoever found this did the right thing. We always say leave it where it is and call the emergency services and we will come along.

“We won’t detonate at night because of the darkness, which is why we waited until daylight.”

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police added: “Shortly after 5.20pm on Tuesday, we were called to Rigby Grove in Little Hulton after what appears to be a mortar shell was found.

“EOD have attended and the device has been safely moved and detonated.”

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12:39pm Thu 6 Dec 12

BWFC1988 says...

'The Emergency Ordinance Detonation (EOD) team detonated the mortar on wasteland off Kenyon Way at 8.10am yesterday.'

I thought Kenyon Way was wasteland, it certainly resembles it.
'The Emergency Ordinance Detonation (EOD) team detonated the mortar on wasteland off Kenyon Way at 8.10am yesterday.' I thought Kenyon Way was wasteland, it certainly resembles it. BWFC1988
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12:46pm Thu 6 Dec 12

marco999 says...

A bomb was exploded in Little Hulton? How could they tell?
A bomb was exploded in Little Hulton? How could they tell? marco999
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3:52pm Thu 6 Dec 12

macauley says...

pity they could not blow up the whole of little hulton.
pity they could not blow up the whole of little hulton. macauley
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3:52pm Thu 6 Dec 12

macauley says...

pity they could not blow up the whole of little hulton.
pity they could not blow up the whole of little hulton. macauley
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12:47am Fri 7 Dec 12

wild one says...

they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?
they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed? wild one
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10:46am Fri 7 Dec 12

macauley says...

wild one wrote:
they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?
if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth.
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?[/p][/quote]if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth. macauley
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10:46am Fri 7 Dec 12

macauley says...

wild one wrote:
they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?
if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth.
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?[/p][/quote]if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth. macauley
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10:46am Fri 7 Dec 12

macauley says...

wild one wrote:
they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?
if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth.
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?[/p][/quote]if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth. macauley
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10:46am Fri 7 Dec 12

macauley says...

wild one wrote:
they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?
if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth.
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?[/p][/quote]if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth. macauley
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9:46am Sun 9 Dec 12

Hough64 says...

macauley wrote:
wild one wrote:
they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?
if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth.
Just wondering love, what school did you go to? Because they didn't teach you to spell very well did they?
[quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?[/p][/quote]if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth.[/p][/quote]Just wondering love, what school did you go to? Because they didn't teach you to spell very well did they? Hough64
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12:25pm Tue 11 Dec 12

boltonnut says...

I love the xmas spirit in Bolton,it explodes with sarcastic wellbeing.
I love the xmas spirit in Bolton,it explodes with sarcastic wellbeing. boltonnut
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9:47pm Tue 11 Dec 12

macauley says...

Hough64 wrote:
macauley wrote:
wild one wrote: they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?
if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth.
Just wondering love, what school did you go to? Because they didn't teach you to spell very well did they?
nobody likes smart arse you farnworth has been.
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: they had a chance to blow up one of the biggest chite hole's...and they missed?[/p][/quote]if at first you dont sucseed,try farnworth.[/p][/quote]Just wondering love, what school did you go to? Because they didn't teach you to spell very well did they?[/p][/quote]nobody likes smart arse you farnworth has been. macauley
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