The discovery of an unexploded bomb caused drama in a quiet village last Friday (September 22).

The device was discovered in the garden of a property in Walwyn Road, near the Post Office in Colwall.

Police placed a cordon around the area for much of the day and bomb disposal experts were called in to assess the device.

Access to the property was restricted and neighbours were made aware of the situation.

A small crowd gathered in the street later on as Army bomb disposal officers arrived at the scene.

They were seen removing various pieces of equipment from their truck.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: “We received a call around 10.35am on September 22 after the discovery of an unexploded ordnance on Walywn Road in Colwall.

“Our officers promptly arrived at the property and put in a cordon as a precaution.

“Experts from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit arrived and assessed the device, removed it and made it safe.”

Remarkably, this was the third explosive device found in Herefordshire and Worcestershire in less than a week, following the discovery of a bomb in the River Severn in Worcester and a grenade in Malvern.

The Worcester bomb was found by magnet fishers near the Worcester Bridge on Tuesday, September 19 and caused traffic to grind to a standstill in the city as roads around the bridge were closed off.

That device was X-rayed by bomb disposal experts and later detonated safely in a field near the Ketch roundabout on the outskirts of Worcester.

A hand grenade was found in a property in Moat Crescent on Saturday, September 16.

Police cordoned off the road for most of the afternoon and said experts from Explosive Ordnance Disposal made the grenade safe.