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Bomb squad called after after ‘unexploded ordnance’ discovered in Cambridge



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An unexploded bomb was pulled from the River Cam yesterday close to Trinity College.

The alarm was raised at 5pm yesterday (Sunday, May 31) when police were called to Trinity Street after reports of a ‘suspicious device’ in the river.

Bomb squad officers arrived and removed the device to a safe distance - reported to be St John’s Playing Fields - where they could carry out a controlled explosion.

The unexploded ordnance was found in the river behind Trinity College
The unexploded ordnance was found in the river behind Trinity College

A police spokesperson said; “We were called at 5pm yesterday (31 May) to Trinity Street, Cambridge, to reports of a suspicious device in the River Cam. Officers and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended and identified an old unexploded ordnance. The device was safely transported to a nearby sports ground where it was destroyed in a controlled explosion.”



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