Army Bomb Squad Called in After Artillery Shell was Found Stuck in Man’s Anus

The 11th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment was called into the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after a man came in with a 57mm artillery shell lodged in his anus.

Hospital staff managed to remove the object from the patient before the bomb squad arrived to safely dispose of the explosive device.

“We can confirm that the police and Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) attended Gloucestershire Royal Hospital yesterday. As with any incident involving munitions, the relevant safety protocols were followed to ensure that there was no risk to patients, staff or visitors at any time,” said the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on the incident.

The munition was found to be an anti-tank round that was used in WWII by the Royal Artillery and was found to be inert.

According to the patient, he was a military enthusiast and collector who accidentally fell on the round while cleaning.


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