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Homes evacuated after shell found

A number of homes in a Gloucestershire village were evacuated after an unexploded World War II shell was discovered in a garden.

Police were called to the house in Amberley, near Stroud, after a resident discovered it just before 1000 BST.

"The shell is described as around 12 inches (30cm) long with no markings or colours on it," a spokesman said.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officers took the shell to a nearby airfield to be detonated.


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