Suspected wartime device discovered in Whitchurch

A suspected unexploded wartime device was discovered in Whitchurch town centre this afternoon.

Brownlow Street is closed following the incident. Photo: Google Street View
Brownlow Street is closed following the incident. Photo: Google Street View

Brownlow Street was closed in both directions between Deermoss Lane and Saint John’s Street following the discovery at around 2pm.

It’s understood that a bomb disposal unit attended and removed the device which was discovered in the area.

The device was taken to a nearby field and safely disposed of in a controlled explosion.