WWII bombs found at house in New Brighton

Two WWII bombs have been discovered inside a house at New Brighton. They are thought to have been dropped during the war and failed to explode and been kept by the resident as a souvenir.

Merseyside Police attended a property in Mount Road in Wallasey following the discovery.

Officers were called to the garden of the property at 2.10pm today, Wednesday 21 July.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team also attended the scene.

Roads surrounding the area were closed to traffic and a small number of properties evacuated as a precaution.

Motorists and public were advised to avoid the area while the incident was being dealt with.

The resident of the house in Mount Road recently required hospital treatment and on arriving home today with carers, the existence of the bombs came to light.

According to a neighbour, Ged Sullivan, the agency carer’s head office refused to allow their staff on the premises with potentially live ordnance in the house.

Mr Sullivan’s father retrieved the bombs from the house and placed them in the garden.

Mr Sullivan said that he knew his neighbour had kept them as a keepsake after they fell through his roof during WWII. “I first heard about it when I was a young kid, but thought it was always just a story. Until it was suddenly on my front lawn.”

As of 17:10, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team and Merseyside Police have left the scene and roads are open as usual.

Image credit: Ged Sullivan

Main image: Ged Sullivan

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