Bomb squad called to Gloucester hospital after man got artillery shell 'stuck in rectum'

The bomb squad was called to Gloucestershire Royal Infirmary

The bomb squad had to be called to a hospital in Gloucester after a man got an artillery shell stuck inside him.

The army sent an explosive ordnance disposal team to Gloucestershire Royal Infirmary yesterday morning (December 2) after a patient told staff he had the ammunition stuck in his bottom.

It is understood he told staff he fell on the World War Two shell.

Gloucestershire Police confirmed its officers attended the hospital after "a report that a patient had presented with a munition in his rectum".

A spokesperson for the force told ITV News: "The item had been removed prior to police arrival and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) were contacted.

"They attended and confirmed it was not live and therefore not a danger to the public."

An Army spokesperson added: "We can confirm an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called out to Gloucestershire at the request of local police."

The hospital told ITV News it followed the relevant safety protocols were followed to ensure there was no risk to patients, staff or visitors.