Nottingham

'Bomb' discovered in Beeston during tram works

Tram works in Beeston
Image caption The shell was found during tram works in Beeston

Buildings were evacuated after workers constructing a tram line unearthed an old artillery shell.

Nottinghamshire Police were called to Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham, at about 12:45 BST after the discovery was made.

Police said the shell, which pre-dated World War 2, was not live and had been taken away by a bomb disposal team.

Once it had been removed a 400m (1,300ft) cordon was lifted and Station Street reopened.

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