A controlled explosion of ‘what appears to be a historic mortar shell’ has been carried out at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve today (Monday).
Police confirmed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called to the nature reserve, situated between Portishead and the Royal Portbury Dock, after its discovery this morning.
The disposal team then carried out the controlled explosion this afternoon.
A spokesman from Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: “We can confirm the EOD attended this incident and carried out a controlled explosion on what appears to have been a historic mortar shell.”
Officers are currently at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve following reports of ordnance being discovered this morning (Mon 22 Feb).
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team has been notified.
Access is currently restricted and we'd please ask people to avoid the area at this time. pic.twitter.com/KOcZPsolRr
— ASPolice North Somerset (@ASPNorthSom) February 22, 2021
Source: North Somerset Times