Nazi bomb found in war veteran’s house

November 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Bomb disposal experts rushed to a former war veteran’s house after a Nazi shell was found – in his LOFT.

The live unexploded pipe bomb was discovered in the roof space by electricians who were re-wiring the property.

The World War Two bomb, which measured 10in (25cm), is believed to have been kept by the man, who no longer lived in the house, as a souvenir.

Army bomb teams rushed to the house in Balsall Common, near Coventry, after it was discovered on Tuesday afternoon.

They confirmed it was a live bomb and carried out a controlled explosion in a nearby field.

Sergeant Tony Hanlon, from West Midlands Police, said: ”One of our Pcs is a former Army man so he went into the loft to look over the find and he suspected it was an explosive of some sort.

Nazi bomb found in war veteran's house

”We believe a former war veteran used to live in the house so may have been holding on to it as some sort of keepsake.

”However, as mementoes go, it was a pretty hazardous one.”

Army bomb disposal experts x-rayed the cylindrical shell and confirmed it was a live incendiary device.

A low-fly exclusion zone was imposed over Balsall Common while the explosion was carried out at around 2pm.

No one living nearby was evacuated.

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