Bomb squad exploding more mortar shells in Chasetown

By Tom Oakley | Burntwood | News | Published:

Mortar shells found on a building site last month are being exploded today.

The bomb squad at the building site in May. Picture: @snappersk

Bomb squads are working to dispose of the large number of shells which were found on the site near Milestone Way in Chasetown.

Staffordshire Police are at the scene to oversee the controlled explosions which are expected to take all day.

Explosions started at 11am this morning and there will be intermittent road closures on the industrial road while the mortars are detonated.

Police said the area had been cordoned off as a precaution for public safety and advised people to stay away from the area while the incident is handled.

Over the last two years multiple unexploded devices have been found near the same site, which was previously occupied by ES Smith, which recovered war weapons.

Tom Oakley

By Tom Oakley
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist

Express & Star reporter responsible for covering Walsall and Staffordshire. Got a story? Email or call 01902 319482.


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