An army bomb disposal team and police were called to a Burnham-On-Sea street on Tuesday morning (October 14th) after two unexploded wartime artillery shells were found.

These were the scenes in Lynton Road as the team investigated the discovery in an occupied house.

Police spokesman Craig Evry told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We were called to an unoccupied house in Burnham-On-Sea after two First World War artillery shells were found inside.”

“The property, in Lynton Road, is due to go to auction and was in the process of being cleared when the shells were found at around 9.15am.”

The army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called in and the shells, pictured below, were taken to a local beach for a controlled explosion, which was carried out as a precaution.

Our photos show the scenes in Lynton Road during the day.

The two First World War artillery shells that were found in the home

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in Lynton Road during the incident

Officers at the scene watching the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in action