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Army representatives have met with Patney Parish Council following an incident in which an artillery shell fired from Salisbury Plain landed five miles in the wrong direction.
They've issued the following statement
The army has issued a statement following last week's incident in which an artillery shell fired from the training range on Salisbury Plain went five miles of course and exploded in a farmer's field.
The army has suspended all live firing on Salisbury Plain after an artillery shell landed five miles in the wrong direction.
The round flew past two Wiltshire villages, and exploded on farm land just three hundred metres from the railway line near Devizes. Our Wiltshire Correspondent Robert Murphy reports.
An investigation has been launched after an artillery round flew off course at army firing ranges in Wiltshire.
The round landed at Patney near Devizes approximately 5 miles from where it was originally launched.
It flew over two villages and exploded after landing in a farmer's field, leaving a hole around 6 feet in diameter and 2 feet deep.