Published: 14:47, 12 August 2020
| Updated: 18:38, 12 August 2020
Army bomb disposal experts were called to a park this afternoon after the discovery of part of a wartime bomb.
They were summoned to Mote Park in Maidstone by Kent Police at around midday after what was first suspected to be a mortar shell was uncovered during repair works on a dam.
Officers put a cordon in place to keep people away from the scene and allow the bomb squad from the Army to assess the situation.
An Army spokesman said: "Shorncliffe Troop from Kent attended the scene, they identified the item as a non-significant part of a piece of wartime munitions, and recovered it from the scene. At no point in time was there a threat posed to members of the public."
The operation to recover the piece of ordnance has now finished.
Georgina Forde 51, came to the park this afternoon for a walk with her children Tom, 24, and Lucy, 31.
She said: "We got here just after 2pm and they were just packing up, I think. When we arrived they said nobody was allowed within 100m of the boat house, and the road was closed up the top, but it was all wrapped up pretty quickly."