Police Found a Pair of Live WWII Missiles at an Essex Bus Stop

By Gary Cutlack on at

Were you in Essex on Tuesday, transporting your extensive collection of Nazi memorabilia and other wartime artifacts about the place? If so, you may have left some of your live anti-tank missiles at a bus stop. Easy mistake. We've all carelessly abandoned live ordnance.

The BBC report on the discovery of two live WWII missiles contains the fantastic line: "Essex Police want to speak to whoever left the rusting missiles at the bus stop on Tuesday afternoon," which presumably means it's not an April Fool's joke, as Tuesday was a normal day free from made-up drivel.

Essex Police elaborated a bit more in its public appeal for more information, saying: "We were called at 4.55pm on Tuesday, March 29, with reports of ordnance being found behind a bus stop on the B181 Epping Road. The Army Explosives Ordnance Disposal Unit attended and disposed of the rockets nearby and confirmed they were six live anti-tank rockets from WW2." [BBC]

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