Bomb Squad are called to A&E where patient turned up with two-inch-wide WWII shell lodged in his rectum which got there when he ‘slipped and fell on it during a clear-out’

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  • A man joins the NHS casualty unit with an artillery shell placed in his rectum
  • The man claimed that the incident happened when he slipped and fell on the shell
  • MoD sent a bomb squad after receiving requests from local police officials

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Army bomb squad technicians were sent to hospital after a man was hit with a World War II anti-tank shell in his rectum after a casualty.

Medics called for specialist assistance after he was presented at the accident and emergency unit of the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester when he could not remove the 57 mm shell.

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The military collector claimed that the armor-piercing ammunition was from his personal arsenal. He told the doctors that the 80-year-old explosive device got stuck and fell awkwardly after being hit.

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Army bomb squads were called to the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester after a patient arrived with a 57 mm artillery shell in his rectum.

The bomb squad was sent to the hospital as a precaution in case the artillery shell was dangerous.

The bomb squad was sent to the hospital as a precaution in case the artillery shell was dangerous.

A source told The Sun: ‘The man said he found the shell when he was running out of his luggage.

‘He said he put it on the floor then he slipped and fell on it – and it went all over him***.

‘He was in a lot of pain. I think they collected military mementos.’

The police were called to the hospital as was the army’s bomb squad.

A second source told The Sun: ‘It was a solid shot round. It was a chunky, pointed lead designed to rip through the armor of a tank.

‘It was basically an inert lump of metal, so there was no risk to life – at least not to anyone else.’

A hospital spokesperson confirmed that ‘relevant safety protocols’ were followed and there was no risk to staff, patients or visitors.

The MoD said that they sent the bomb squad following the request of the local police.

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