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Army removes World War Two-era artillery shell found in north Dublin city centre

Nottingham Street was sealed off earlier while the shell was removed.

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Updated Jun 15th 2021, 8:25 PM

AN ARMY BOMB disposal team has removed a World War Two-era artillery shell from a street on the northside of Dublin city centre.

An Garda Síochána requested that the army team investigate a suspicious item found on Nottingham Street, Ballybough, Dublin 3.

The team arrived at the scene around 5pm and left two hours later.

“On arrival a cordon was established and maintained for the duration of the operation,” a spokesperson for the Defence Forces said.

“A historical World War 2 era artillery shell was identified, made safe and removed for disposal elsewhere,” they said.

“Should members of the public encounter suspicious items, or hazardous substances, they are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform An Garda Síochána.”

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Nottingham Street, which is near the North Strand Road, was sealed off while gardaí and the bomb disposal team were at the scene.

Earlier this evening, gardaí said in a statement that members were “at a house following reports of the discovery of a suspicious device this afternoon in the Nottingham Street area of Dublin 3″.

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