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Bomb disposal experts explode Penistone munitions

By Ed Elliot, Penistone Reporter Thursday 6th March 2014

BOMB disposal experts were forced to carry out controlled explosions after a dead munitions collector was discovered in a 'museum' of war weapons.


Hundreds of World War Two munitions including grenades, bullets, guns and mortar shells had to be removed from a terraced house in Penistone this week.

 

The incident began when police were called to the house on Sheffield Road. A man was found dead and the house was filled with various pieces of large and small ammunition dating back to the Second World War.

 

** Our reporter and photographers were on the scene - we have a full report in the Penistone Edition of the Barnsley Chronicle, dated March 7 **