Saturday 10 December 2016

Live wartime anti-tank rockets found near bus stop

Published 01/04/2016 | 09:41

Six Second World War anti-tank rockets which have been found behind a bus stop in Coopersale (Essex Police/PA)
Six Second World War anti-tank rockets which have been found behind a bus stop in Coopersale (Essex Police/PA)

Six Second World War anti-tank rockets have been found behind a bus stop.

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Police were called to Coopersale in Essex, after the rockets were found near the stop on the B181 Epping Road.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "The Army Explosives Ordnance Disposal Unit attended and disposed of the rockets nearby and confirmed they were six live anti-tank rockets from WW2.

"We are appealing to find the person who left these items at the bus stop and to find out whether they have any more."

Anyone with information about the incident, which happened at 4.55pm on Tuesday, should contact pol ice on 101.

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