Bomb disposal police sent to Cookham after suspected 'unexploded tank round' found in woods

02:51PM, Sunday 17 February 2019

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Photo credit: Maidenhead Golf Club

Bomb disposal police have been dispatched to Cookham after a suspected 'unexploded tank round' was discovered, causing road closures.

Mill Lane has been closed by police after the tank round was found in the woods nearby. It is not currently clear what the tank round contains.

According to police, the tank round appears inert and may be part of an old collection that someone decided to discard.

As a precaution, officers are treating the incident as real, live and in the interest of public safety.

On Twitter, the TVP Maidenhead account said: "We aim to have this area back to normality shortly.

"No need to worry. Just avoid the area and if concerned approach an officer."

UPDATE - 7.55pm.

Police confirmed that the road has now been reopened.

UPDATE - 10.39am Monday, February 18.

The unexploded round was destroyed by a controlled explosion after it was transported to Maidenhead Golf Course.

Members of the Royal Logistical Corps, based at RAF Northolt, x-rayed the device twice before deciding to destroy it, placing it in a bunker at the golf course and carrying out two controlled explosions.

After the explosions were carried out, it was found to be a solid lump and not live.


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