- An anonymous patient, who reportedly collected military memorabilia, “slipped and fell” on a WW2 projectile which prompted a response from the bomb squad.
- Afraid that the nearly 7″ long artillery round might detonate, the A&E department of the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital summoned the bomb squad.
- A Gloucestershire Constabulary spokesperson stated politely that “a patient had presented with a munition in his rectum” at the local hospital.
Elaine McCallig from Indy100 writes:
“If you think you’re having a bad week, spare a thought for the poor soul who prompted a response from the bomb squad after getting an artillery shell stuck up his bottom.
The girthy shell, which measured an impressive 17cm by 6cm, would have been fired from anti-tank guns during the war, according to The Sun.
Fearing the round could detonate, the bomb squad was called to the A&E department of the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Wednesday morning.
A Gloucestershire Constabulary spokesperson told Indy100 that they responded to a report that “a patient had presented with a munition in his rectum” at the Gloucestershire hospital.
The police spokesperson added: “The item had been removed prior to police arrival and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) were contacted…”
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