Bomb Disposal Team Called To Dumped Flares

moorwell flaresRoyal Navy bomb disposal experts flew into St Mary’s on the RNAS Culdrose helicopter today.

Three officers carried out a single controlled explosion at around 12 noon on marine flares which had been discovered at the Moorwell dump.

Council workers spotted the flares and Sergeant Colin Taylor says he’s working with those staff to try and identify who discarded them.

They were out-of-date and corroded. Colin says the refuse staff are helping him to narrow down, “the list of possible persons who this could be attributed to.”

Colin says it is an offence to dump or abandon flares or let them off to dispose of them.

Sgt Taylor says flares that get activated in the refuse pile could start fires that have wider consequences and he’s grateful to the staff who noticed them and took action.



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