Bomb disposal experts called to civic centre in Dartford after man walks in with war-time shell
The area is cordoned off by police and a Royal Logistics Corps bomb disposal team has arrived at the Civic Centre, Dartford, after a piece of ordnance was handed in by a member of the public
A metal detector enthusiast sparked a major incident in Dartford this morning after he dropped off a war-time shell at the Civic Centre.
Police and the Royal Logistics Corps bomb disposal team at the Civic Centre, Dartford
The council offices in Home Gardens had to be evacuated and an Army bomb disposal team were called from Folkestone to dispose of the six-inch shell.
The man dug up his discovery in the Otford area a few days ago and drove it in his van to the centre just after 11am.
Police have sealed off the area, including the railway station nearby.
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