Police search for WWII shells at St Albans home


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The police and Army are at an address in St Albans this morning (Wednesday) as they search for explosives dating back to the Second World War.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has joined Herts Police, English Heritage and other agencies at Windmill Avenue, after a 48 year old man was arrested at 8am today on suspicion of theft from heritage sites.

Chief Inspector for St Albans police Ken Townsend said the arrest was in connection with ordnance explosives allegedly being taken from a former Second World War POW camp at Batford, a listed site in Harpenden, without permission.

The EOD team is currently at the Windmill Avenue home, in case any controlled explosions need to be carried out today.

Cordons will be put in place, and residents warned, if the EOD needs to take such action.

More information to follow.