Wales Cardiff streets evacuated as bomb disposal team rush to the scene

Police have sent a bomb disposal team to Cardiff, following the discovery of a suspected military ordance.

South Wales Police have closed a section of Barry Road, Cogan, to allow a bomb disposal team to attend an address in Penarth, a small town four miles southwest of Cardiff city centre. A number of neighbouring properties have also been evacuated as a precautionary measure. It is not yet known what military item has been discovered, but it could be heavy munitions, artillery or an unexploded bomb.

One social media user has claimed the find was a WW2 bomb.

They wrote on Twitter: “Someone found a WW2 bomb on Penarth beach, took it home and *then* called the police.”

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Samantha Day