Suspected London Colney landmine actually abandoned car part

PUBLISHED: 10:25 24 July 2019

A suspected landmine was discovered in London Colney. Picture: John Andrews

A suspected landmine was discovered in London Colney. Picture: John Andrews

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A suspected landmine in London Colney has turned out to be an abandoned car part.

A suspected landmine was discovered in London Colney. Picture: John AndrewsA suspected landmine was discovered in London Colney. Picture: John Andrews

The object was discovered at 4.05pm on Tuesday near a river in Summers Way, with the police alerted.

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A 100m cordon was put in place and the park area was closed.

Police made enquiries to identify the device and contacted Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).

A suspected landmine was discovered in London Colney. Picture: John AndrewsA suspected landmine was discovered in London Colney. Picture: John Andrews

At around 5.20pm, the object was identified as an abandoned car part. The EOD's attendance was therefore not required and the cordon was lifted.

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