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Controlled explosion carried out on suspected mortar found near Burntwood Morrisons

By Carl Jackson | Burntwood | News | Published:

Bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion on a suspected mortar found on a building site in Burntwood.

Bomb disposal teams at the site last year

The explosive device was found during digging work on the site on the A5190 Milestone Way, in Chasetown.

A new housing development is under construction on the land opposite Morrisons supermarket.

Other unexploded devices have been found at the site over recent months including last February and March.

Officers from Staffordshire Police were alerted to the site at around 11.55am on Thursday after the discovery was made.

A cordon was put in place although the force said this was a precautionary measure.

The Army's bomb disposal team were called to the site where a controlled explosion was carried out shortly before 3pm.

Carl Jackson

By Carl Jackson
Reporter - @cjackson_star

Senior reporter for Staffordshire and Walsall.

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