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UK News Family found World War Two bomb while walking on Penarth Beach and brought it home with them

20:25  18 february  2020
20:25  18 february  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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A family unwittingly brought home a live World War Two bomb from a beach – causing neighbours to be evacuated and sparking commuter chaos across Cardiff.

Tammy Ryan, 41, was on a beach walk with her daughter, husband and dog when they found the device on Monday.

“We didn’t realise what it was, we just took it home and thought it was something that washed up in the storm,” said Mrs Ryan.

Mrs Ryan and her family took the bomb back to her home in Andrew Road, Penarth.

It wasn’t until she used Google Lens image recognition technology that they realised it was a WW2 incendiary device.

a close up of a dirty field: Tammy Ryan contacted the police once she realised what the object was © Tammy Ryan Tammy Ryan contacted the police once she realised what the object was

Mrs Ryan, who works as a paramedic, called South Wales Police who evacuated her neighbours to Penarth Leisure Centre and cordoned off the area.

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Police also closed Barry Road, between the junction with Penarth Road and the turning to Llandough.

“I was absolutely mortified; it was rather embarrassing.  We sincerely apologise,” said Mrs Ryan.

She said that they normally take things from the beach, like beech wood or shells.

“Obviously, we have never taken a bomb home before,” she continued: “Luckily we had the thought to remove it from the beach, if kids had found it who knows what would have happened.”

Mrs Ryan said the Penarth Leisure Centre staff were “fantastic”.

“Some of them stayed late, and they gave us tea and coffee,” said Mrs Ryan.

She added that some of the children joked that they should have brought their swimming kit.

“Next time we find something unusual on the beach, we will do our research there – not at home,” said Mrs Ryan.

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a traffic light sitting on the side of a road: Barry Road, Penarth was closed for several hours on Monday © Richard Swingler Barry Road, Penarth was closed for several hours on Monday

On Tuesday, a spokesperson for South Wales Police said: “Army bomb disposal units were deployed and the item was confirmed as a live incendiary bomb and safely removed.”

Due to the road closure, many commuters faced a nightmare journey home on Monday evening.

At 7.30pm, Capital South Wales reported that that traffic was delayed by over an hour.

Traffic affected neighbouring areas of Llandough, Grangetown, Butetown and the city centre.

Nick Skinner, a TV producer and Penarth resident, said it took him over an hour to get from Pontcanna.

“I usually cycle but I’d taken my bike to be fixed –   I’d really picked the wrong day to drive," he said.

“It was one of the worst jams I’ve seen. I’d thought it’d be easy to get home as it was half term, but I basically hit gridlock from Grangetown all the way to Penarth."

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