Bomb squad called to Cramlington after suspected unexploded Second World War device found
Bomb disposal experts have been called to deal with a suspected unexploded Second World War device.
Police were called to an address in Churston Gardens, Cramlington at about 11am on Thursday 2 February.
The road was closed while officers and bomb disposal experts work at the scene.
A controlled explosion took place at about 3pm.
The device was identified as a high-explosive 4.5 inch shell, and is likely to date from the Second World War era.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 11am today (Thursday) we received a call about a suspected unexploded Second World War device located at an address in Churston Gardens, Cramlington."
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