Bomb disposal unit called to Wing social club after customer arrives with Second World War ammunitions
The Royal Logistic Corps bomb disposal squad and Thames Valley Police were called to Wing Sports and Social Club yesterday afternoon (Monday) after a customer brought World War Two ammunitions into the club to show his friends.
It is understood the man had dug up the finds at work and took them in to the club on his way home.
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “We were called at 4.45pm to the car park of Wing Sports and Social Club, Leighton Road, Wing as the caller had brought what looked like ‘little bombs’ to show a friend.
“The objects were described to police by the callers as ‘metal, very old, rusty, around four-and-a-half inches in diameter and nine inches long.
“Members of the Ministry of Defence’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal attended and removed the items to their base as it was established the items were unlikely to contain explosives or chemicals.”
Writing on the Leighton Be-Buggered Facebook page Wing sports and social club landlady June Tobin said: “The bomb squad came from Northolt to X-ray the devices and they are “munitions” of some kind.
“It’s a busy night for us with both indoor bowls and darts matches here.
“Both groups said “we endured much worse in the war, we are not evacuating!”