WWII bomb found at Cockermouth auction house

  • 18 March 2014
  • From the section Cumbria
Image caption The device was found in a box of items from a house clearance

An auction house was evacuated and part of a Cumbria town centre cordoned off following the discovery of an unexploded mortar bomb.

Staff at Mitchells in Cockermouth found the "ordnance relic" in a box of house clearance contents.

Police closed off the area and an army bomb disposal team arrived from Catterick Garrison.

The ordnance was later found to be a training round left over from World War Two, rather than live ammunition.

The area has now fully reopened.

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