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Edgewater Park homes evacuated again as second unexploded artillery shell discovered

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WATCH: POLICE and bomb disposal experts had to deal with the discovery of a second unexploded artillery shell at a building site in Warrington earlier today.

The second discovery was made shortly before midday today, Wednesday 17th January, at a site on Edgewater Park, off Thelwall Lane, Warrington, following on from last might’s incident and a controlled explosion this morning.

Police cordoned off the area  while bomb disposal experts from the EOD returned to the scene and carried out a second controlled explosion.

As a result of the incident a number of properties in the local area were evacuated and a police cordon was put in place as a precautionary measure.

A controlled explosion was carried out earlier today following the discovery of an unexploded shell, believed to date from the Second world war, when there was a munitions factory in the area.

The site is currently being developed by Morris Homes.

A number of properties were evacuated last night, with residents being placed in local hotels or with family and friends.

Reports locally suggested two further unexploded had been discovered with their chargers attached.

All police cordons have now been lifted.

Video courtesy local resident Nigel Horsfall

The scene last night as homes were evacuated

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