Unexploded wartime bomb near Kemble railway removed by British Army

The device was found by railway workers at around 11.30am this morning (February 7) in Frampton Mansell.

All railway lines running through Kemble were blocked and caused delays for train services running between Swindon and Gloucester 

However the line has now been reopened and services are running normally. 

A spokesperson for British Transport Police for Gloucestershire Worcestershire & Herefordshire said in a tweet: “Officers were called today to deal with a suspect device believed to unexploded ordnance next to rail tracks at Frampton Mansell.

“The item was removed and made safe by the British Army. Lines now reopened and returning to normal.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:


Meanwhile a spokesperson from Gloucestershire police said:”We are called to a report of a suspected explosive device that was found close to the railway line in Frampton Mansell.

“The item was discovered by workers on the railway at around 11.30am.

“Officers cordoned off the area and the army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed the item. The track has been reopened.”

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