The army disposed of an unexploded bomb found on a golf course this morning.
Wiltshire Police were alerted to the discovery at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club at around 9.30am, which was followed by an immediate call to the bomb disposal unit.
Club manager James Short said he’d found the item the previous evening (Sunday) when he was carrying out a routine check of the course metal detector in-hand.
With the golf course closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown and having no idea what the item was, he hid it on the site and returned home to research his find. In the morning, on internet advice, the police were contacted.