Suspected Historic Artillery Has Been Found In Bridgewater Canal

Suspected historic artillery was found in Trafford last night. Police were at the scene with the bomb disposal unit.

Police were called on Dane Road, Sale for the report of a suspected item in the canal last night. Cordon and road closures were set in place. Police warned people to avoid the area.

After the enquiries, a suspected historic artillery shell has been found in the Bridgewater Canal. Bomb disposal specialists have safely removed the historic artillery with a controlled explosion.

GMP announced that the area is safe now.GMP  shared a message on Twitter and said for the current status of the incident: “Suspected historic artillery shell found in Bridgewater Canal, Sale has been safely removed by specialist Bomb Disposal officers. Will be safely destroyed at a remote site by means of a controlled explosion. Cordons in the vicinity of Dane Road, Sale, Trafford are being lifted.”


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