Bomb disposal squad called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
By Sarah Wood | 3rd December 2021
The army's bomb disposal squad was called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital yesterday, after a World War II mortar shell ended up in a rather unusual place.
The team was called to A&E yesterday (December 2), after a man got the artillery shell stuck up his bum, as reported by The Sun.
The patient, who is thought to be a collector of military memorabilia, told doctors he had slipped and fallen on the 17cm by 6cm armour-piercing projectile.
Troops from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment rushed to the hospital after being alerted by police.
The item had already been removed before the police and bomb squad arrived. The disposal experts confirmed the shell was designed to rip through a tank's armour and was an inert lump of metal and no risk to life.
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