Bomb squad give all clear at Blackpool car park

Bomb disposal unit called to Blundell Street car park where World War 1 bomb shells have been found.

Bomb disposal unit called to Blundell Street car park where World War 1 bomb shells have been found.

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Bomb disposal experts have given the all clear at a Blackpool car park after war time shells were discovered by workmen.

Police said the workmen had been excavating some some cellars under Blundell Street car park at 9.15am today when they made the discovery.

The police cordon ran from Rigby Road to the Promenade, (below) the bomb disposal unit at work and (bottom) the shells found at the car park.

The police cordon ran from Rigby Road to the Promenade, (below) the bomb disposal unit at work and (bottom) the shells found at the car park.

Bomb disposal experts have now given the all clear to reopen Blundell Street.

Police were called to the car park on Blundell Street at around 9:15am this morning by workmen who were carrying out some excavation work of some cellars which are located under the actual car park.

After a four hour police cordon stopping motorists and pedestrians getting up Rigby Road to the Promenade, the road has been reopened.

The dozens of First World War bomb casing have been checked and declared safe meaning the contractors working for VHE on behalf of Blackpool Council have been allowed back to work along with those evacuated from Blackpool Transport’s Depot.

Blackpool Transport’s Rigby Road office was evacuated as a precaution shortly after 11.15am this morning, although the adjacent depot ran as normal.

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