Unexploded mortar shell found near Glossop and later removed by RLC 210221 CREDIT Glossop Police Facebook.jpg
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Army Bomb Disposal Team Removes Unexploded Mortar Shell

The device was found on open moorland above the town of Glossop in Derbyshire.

Unexploded mortar shell found near Glossop and later removed by RLC 210221 CREDIT Glossop Police Facebook.jpg

The British Army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team conducted a controlled explosion on Sunday, Glossop Police has said.

Soldiers from the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) were called to the market town of Glossop, in Derbyshire, following the discovery of an unexploded mortar shell.

On Saturday, the local police and Glossop Mountain Rescue were alerted about the discovery by a member of the public.

The device, which was later identified as an unexploded mortar shell, was found on open moorland above the town.

Royal Logistic Corps Bomb Disposal vehicle RLC parked near Glossop to remove unexploded mortar shell 210221 CREDIT Glossop Police Facebook.jpg
The Army EOD team was called on Saturday, following the discovery of the unexploded device (Picture: Glossop Police/Facebook).

Members of the RLC arrived at the site on Saturday evening and carried out a controlled explosion the next day.

In a post shared on Facebook, Glossop Police urged members of the public not to touch similar devices and to get in touch with them should they find one.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search operators are bomb disposal and high-risk search experts who serve with the Royal Logistic Corps.

They serve in a variety of roles both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Cover image: The unexploded mortar shell was found near Glossop, in Derbyshire (Picture: Glossop Police/Facebook).