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Device found at Maesglas store in Newport is 'not a bomb'

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    Bomb squad say device is 'not a bomb'
  • Device is 'old Victorian pressure vessel'
  • Stores evacuated on Maesglas Retail Park
  • 190 pupils evacuated from nearby school
  • Cordon has been set up after workmen found what is believed to be a Second World War bomb.

Comments


Vauxfiat 9:30pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Just can't be too careful these days. It could have been anything. I think the right decision was made to evacuate

Score: -1
KarloMarko 6:48pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Some of us are old enough to remember "Quatermass and the Pit". It looked just like that thing. Newport, just fill it in and walk away. Dont go.messing with "The Beast".

Score: -4
bravoscar 7:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Let it blow no loss

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Floppy backed 5:07pm Mon 16 Jun 14

It has been confirmed that it is a WWll bum!

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jct 4:09pm Mon 16 Jun 14

It's probably a can of coke knowing Gwent police !! Anything to get a bit of attention

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KarloMarko 4:48pm Mon 16 Jun 14

If they can hang about until the Nato conference maybe they can get Angela Merkel to take it back home with her....of course it could be Yank bomb...those flyboys wern't too fussy after ten pints and an injection of liquid Dexedrine. Drop anything anywhere in WW2. Like my Aunty Freda.

Score: -7
Magor 7:23pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Move it to the city centre,could do with some demolition.

Score: -4
Katie Re-Registered 7:32pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Don't panic, don't panic!

Score: 3
Jinxey 7:40pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Magor wrote…


Move it to the city centre,could do with some demolition.

It has already been demolished....

Score: 14
displayed 9:50pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Workmen erecting a glass front to the shop were digging and unearthed a 'shiny metal object' described as 'looking like a large World War Two bomb'
Well they would "know" wouldn't they!

All that disruption, loss of livelihoods, income an various resources for a chunk of metal...............
..............

Score: -3
-trigg- 9:51pm Mon 16 Jun 14

So it isn't a bomb. What is it then?

The advance party for an invasion from Mars?

Ula!

Score: 0
KarloMarko 10:21pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Not a bomb?! Next you'll be telling us there's no Santa and Nick Clegg lies to get elected! We don't read your paper to be told there's not a WW2 bomb in Newport after your ace reporter printed a big list of them! All good ones.

We need a world class bomb to put us on the map....or take us off it. Time for the Argus to launch an
appeal...

Score: 0
mikewelsh 8:57am Tue 17 Jun 14

Pressured Vessel. Could it be a Thermos flask from a tea break when the units where being built or a Keg of Guinness maybe?

Score: 3
Floppy backed 9:23am Tue 17 Jun 14

displayed wrote…


Workmen erecting a glass front to the shop were digging and unearthed a 'shiny metal object' described as 'looking like a large World War Two bomb'
Well they would "know" wouldn't they!

All that disruption, loss of livelihoods, income an various resources for a chunk of metal...............

..............

It was confirmed by someone from the Ordnance - therefore a professional who you would think would know the difference between a piece of scrap and a real bomb. All in all the bomb squad were there about 7hrs to confirm it wasnt a bomb now I find that quite unsettling.

Score: 5
GogExile 3:54pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Floppy backed wrote…


displayed wrote…


Workmen erecting a glass front to the shop were digging and unearthed a 'shiny metal object' described as 'looking like a large World War Two bomb'
Well they would "know" wouldn't they!

All that disruption, loss of livelihoods, income an various resources for a chunk of metal...............


..............
It was confirmed by someone from the Ordnance - therefore a professional who you would think would know the difference between a piece of scrap and a real bomb. All in all the bomb squad were there about 7hrs to confirm it wasnt a bomb now I find that quite unsettling.

What did you think they should have done? Turned up and kicked it a few times to establish whether it was unexploded ordinance? Maybe there's a IPhone app? Personally, I want them to take as much time as they feel they need. Sorry if some people were late for their tea or coronation Street but one hasty decision could mean the EOD team never see their families again.

Score: 3
Riley2012 8:28pm Tue 17 Jun 14

If you look close enough isn't that a plug on the end of the wire. A plug in blow yourself up bomb. I DON'T THINK SO.............

Score: 4

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