Bomb team carry out controlled explosion

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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.

 

 

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11:28pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

Odds are it was one dropped by the RAF on a flight back from a raid. Bombs had to be disposed before landing.
Odds are it was one dropped by the RAF on a flight back from a raid. Bombs had to be disposed before landing. Yankee1
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12:00am Tue 19 Aug 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Echo please don't tarnish the brave bomb disposal unit's work with a logo of our cowardly local police.
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The bomb disposal team risk their lives daily with no exception. Dorset police are too meek and frightened to give a caravan a ticket!
Echo please don't tarnish the brave bomb disposal unit's work with a logo of our cowardly local police. . The bomb disposal team risk their lives daily with no exception. Dorset police are too meek and frightened to give a caravan a ticket! HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 34

9:30am Tue 19 Aug 14

Lord Spring says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Odds are it was one dropped by the RAF on a flight back from a raid. Bombs had to be disposed before landing.
But it was a shell.

I can recall years ago many a house had polished brass shells and cases on the mantle shelf. Some of those could well have been live .
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: Odds are it was one dropped by the RAF on a flight back from a raid. Bombs had to be disposed before landing.[/p][/quote]But it was a shell. I can recall years ago many a house had polished brass shells and cases on the mantle shelf. Some of those could well have been live . Lord Spring
  • Score: 4

12:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

dartguru says...

Clearly heard off Poole Lane as well. As it was West Howe I didn't think much about it at the time.
Clearly heard off Poole Lane as well. As it was West Howe I didn't think much about it at the time. dartguru
  • Score: 7

12:22pm Tue 19 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

Pity they didn't move it to Boscombe.
Pity they didn't move it to Boscombe. speedy231278
  • Score: 4

1:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14

EODTECH69 says...

I'm no expert in bomb disposal but that explosion looks very close to that vehicle. I'm sure those brave men know what their doing.
Well done to them on keeping us safe.
I'm no expert in bomb disposal but that explosion looks very close to that vehicle. I'm sure those brave men know what their doing. Well done to them on keeping us safe. EODTECH69
  • Score: 20

1:17pm Tue 19 Aug 14

EOD Sheriff says...

Wow, that explosion seems a bit close! I bet those army guys need some new pants.
Wow, that explosion seems a bit close! I bet those army guys need some new pants. EOD Sheriff
  • Score: 11

1:26pm Tue 19 Aug 14

EOD Sheriff says...

Does anyone know a contact number for the army bomb squad? I only ask because I wonder if they might be able to attend our local school fete. You know, for a hearts and minds exercise.
Does anyone know a contact number for the army bomb squad? I only ask because I wonder if they might be able to attend our local school fete. You know, for a hearts and minds exercise. EOD Sheriff
  • Score: 12

1:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

EODTECH69 says...

EOD Sheriff wrote:
Does anyone know a contact number for the army bomb squad? I only ask because I wonder if they might be able to attend our local school fete. You know, for a hearts and minds exercise.
I think the local police might have the number.
Please let us know when and where these Hero's will be, as I'd love to thank them for their work personally.
[quote][p][bold]EOD Sheriff[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know a contact number for the army bomb squad? I only ask because I wonder if they might be able to attend our local school fete. You know, for a hearts and minds exercise.[/p][/quote]I think the local police might have the number. Please let us know when and where these Hero's will be, as I'd love to thank them for their work personally. EODTECH69
  • Score: 6

2:12pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Bob49 says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Odds are it was one dropped by the RAF on a flight back from a raid. Bombs had to be disposed before landing.
There was a certain area in the channel where they dropped 'unused' bombs - not willy nilly over the local countryside.

It was through this area that Glenn Miller's plane was alledged to have flown ..... at a much lower height, and believed to have been struck by a jettisoned bomb(s).

nb that being a well researched theory - not a definite fact.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: Odds are it was one dropped by the RAF on a flight back from a raid. Bombs had to be disposed before landing.[/p][/quote]There was a certain area in the channel where they dropped 'unused' bombs - not willy nilly over the local countryside. It was through this area that Glenn Miller's plane was alledged to have flown ..... at a much lower height, and believed to have been struck by a jettisoned bomb(s). nb that being a well researched theory - not a definite fact. Bob49
  • Score: 3

4:44pm Tue 19 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

EODTECH69 wrote:
I'm no expert in bomb disposal but that explosion looks very close to that vehicle. I'm sure those brave men know what their doing.
Well done to them on keeping us safe.
It's this little thing called perspective ;-)
[quote][p][bold]EODTECH69[/bold] wrote: I'm no expert in bomb disposal but that explosion looks very close to that vehicle. I'm sure those brave men know what their doing. Well done to them on keeping us safe.[/p][/quote]It's this little thing called perspective ;-) speedy231278
  • Score: 1

4:52pm Tue 19 Aug 14

seangal says...

Yep, probably an ashtray converted from a shell, we had a few about the house in the 50's.
Better to be safe than sorry.
Yep, probably an ashtray converted from a shell, we had a few about the house in the 50's. Better to be safe than sorry. seangal
  • Score: 3

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