23 Feb 2018

Unexploded shells from WW2 safely removed in Solomon Islands

7:21 am on 23 February 2018

Five unexploded shells from World War II have been safely removed by the police Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in Solomon Islands.

Officer in charge Clifford Tunuki said one of the shells was found in Honiara and two in the Henderson area following information from the public.

He said two others were handed to his team by the Honiara City Council whose enforcement officers confiscated them from two men at the central market.

Inspector Tunuki said the bombs have been stored at Hells Point for destruction.

He said people who find unexploded shells shouldn't remove them but instead contact the police.