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Bomb squad in village after discovery of WW2 shell

Officers from the bomb disposal unit are on the scene
Officers from the bomb disposal unit are on the scene
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A controlled explosion is due to take place in Newton-in-Bowland later morning (Tuesday) after the discovery of a Second World War mortar.

Police and bomb squad officers are in the village carrying out their investigations.

A spokesman for Ribble Valley Police said: "Team 1 are in Newton-in-Bowland this morning assisting the Royal Logistic Corp Bomb disposal unit with safely disposing of a WW2 motar. A controlled explosion will take place within the next couple of hours."