Guernsey gardener finds live WWII shell

A World War II anti-tank round has been blown up disposal experts after being discovered by a gardener in King's Mills, in the Castel.

The item was taken to the police station on Tuesday where it was identified as a 37mm anti-tank round.

Officers from the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team exploded the round at Fort Le Marchant later the same day.

Insp Terry Coule encouraged islanders who find strange devices to leave them in situ and contact the police.

He said: "I'd much prefer to be coming up to a false report with good intent, I'd do 10 of them, rather than someone taking a chance with something."

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