A bomb disposal squad was sent to a hospital following reports a man had got a WWII explosive shell stuck ‘in his rectum’, officials have confirmed.
A team from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment attended the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester after being notified by police “that a patient had presented with a munition in his rectum.”
The MoD said: “We can confirm an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called out to Gloucestershire at the request of local police.”
A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We can confirm that the police and Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) attended Gloucestershire Royal Hospital yesterday.https://e188844c18fae94bc293493c7a2317d7.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html?n=0
“As with any incident involving munitions, the relevant safety protocols were followed to ensure that there was no risk to patients, staff or visitors at any time.”
The explosive is understood to have been 57mm mortar round – used by the Royal Artillery in the Second World War as anti-tank rounds – reports Gloucestershire Live.
The patient was a military enthusiast who tripped” and fell onto the 57mm piece of army ordnance, reported The Sun.