Dorset

Shell scare shuts Swanage police station

Roads surrounding a Dorset police station had to be closed after a member of the public handed in two live ammunition shells.

The "very rusty" shells, each measuring 15cm (6ins), were handed in at Swanage police station in Argyle Road at about 13:00 BST.

Ordnance disposal experts imposed a 50m (164ft) cordon until the ammunition was removed shortly before 15:30 BST.

They were taken to "a place of safety" in Studland where they were detonated.

The police station remained closed throughout the incident.

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