A BOMB disposal team carried out a controlled explosion of an unexploded shell last night.

Police were called to a home in Woodside Road, Ferndown, after the occupants uncovered what they believed to be an unexploded shell while working in their garden at 3.30pm.

Police attended and a bomb disposal team was called out to transport the shell to a suitable location and a controlled explosion was carried out.

A number of residents in the Magna Road area said they heard a loud bang at 8.30pm.