Clevedon man finds ‘shell of bomb’ while clearing garden

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 January 2020

Nigel found a bomb whilst clearing a garden

Nigel found a bomb whilst clearing a garden

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A man from Clevedon said he was shocked to find ‘a bomb’ while clearing a garden last week.

Nigel, Adam and Tim found the bomb whilst clearing a garden in AvonmouthNigel, Adam and Tim found the bomb whilst clearing a garden in Avonmouth

Nigel Hammond and two colleagues were clearing a client's garden in Avonmouth when they discovered a 'shell of a bomb.'

When they found the device, Nigel - owner of Clevedon Man With Van, a clearing and gardening business - said there was 'a lot of shouting', which stopped when the item fell apart.

He said: "When we found it, there was a lot of shouting, like, 'oh my God, put it down'.

"Then, thankfully, it fell apart, and, much to everyone's relief, the inside was empty.

Nigel says he is going to use the shell as a pencil holderNigel says he is going to use the shell as a pencil holder

"It probably fell off a plane ages ago, but now I'm going to use it as a pencil holder at home.

"This goes to show, running a waste-clearance company can be a very dangerous business."

Nigel has been advised to report the device to the authorities.

If you find an explosive, contact the police.

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