Gloucestershire: Bomb squad called to A&E after man gets anti-tank shell lodged up rectum

Bomb squad technicians reported to the scene after medical experts gathered fears over whether the bomb would explode.

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Bomb squad technicians were sent to a hospital after a man reported to casualty with a WWII anti-tank shell stuck up his bottom.

They reported to the scene after medical experts gathered fears over whether the bomb would explode.

The patient reportedly told doctors he "slipped and fell" onto the 17cm by 6cm armour-piercing projectile, which he claims was a part of his personal collection.

A source told the Sun “He was in a considerable amount of pain. I think he collected military memorabilia.”

A spokesman added: “The item had been removed prior to police arrival and the Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were contacted.”

A hospital spokesperson said "relevant safety protocols" were adhered to and there were no risks to staff, patients or visitors.

The MoD added they sent the bomb squad due to a request from local police.