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World War Two shells found by River Wey in Guildford

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World War Two shells found by River Wey in Guildford

Published at 4:14pm 10th April 2018.

A pair of World War Two shells were found down by the River Wey in Guildford on Sunday.

They were discovered by a family who had been taking a birthday stroll.

Not knowing what they were, they took them to be checked out before being advised to inform the police.

Seeing officers on Ash Street, they approached police who examined the items.

It was found they were concrete shells from the Second World War, although did not contain any explosives.

They were subsequently destroyed.

WW2 Shell

Selina Giddings, who had been celebrating her brother's birthday, said: "My brother is always quite intriguingly looking for things and actually just happened to spot down the side of the bank what they were.

"They were very heavy and he said he'd like to clean them up and have a closer look, he knew they were something but not sure exactly what.

"We've gone from walking back to the car with a couple of really heavy objects not knowing what they were, to then thinking wow, there's police, there's bomb squad on their way."

She added: "It's a birthday to remember that's for sure."

WW2 Shell