Suspected bomb in Venture Close, Bexley is false alarm

Bexley bomb false alarm

Bexley bomb false alarm

First published in Weird by

A SUSPECTED bomb found by a pensioner is his garden has turned out to be a piece of scrap metal.

Police were called to Venture Close, Bexley at 9.30am this morning after John Marriott, 75, found a long metal object in his garden, suspected to be a world war bomb.

Officers promply evacuated the scene and set up road closures.

However, upon closer inspection, the suspected bomb was revealed to be just a large piece of scrap metal.

Police left the scene around midday.

A police spokeswoman said: "No explosive device has been found and residents are free to return to their homes."

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2:52pm Wed 28 Mar 12

Jeepo12 says...

Attention seeking old fool.
Attention seeking old fool. Jeepo12
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3:03pm Wed 28 Mar 12

cookster says...

Hang on, he was in the army for ten years, he knew a bomb when he saw one! Bet his neighbours love him.
Hang on, he was in the army for ten years, he knew a bomb when he saw one! Bet his neighbours love him. cookster
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3:32pm Wed 28 Mar 12

bothered44 says...

What an absolute waste of everyone's time... maybe he should go to SpecSavers!

Hoping there was no serious crime taking place whilst the police were dealing with this non-story!
What an absolute waste of everyone's time... maybe he should go to SpecSavers! Hoping there was no serious crime taking place whilst the police were dealing with this non-story! bothered44
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3:45pm Wed 28 Mar 12

Dickie Cranium says...

Well I think the police should confiscate his metal detector, and charge him with being drunk in charge of said detector. He should the very least be banned from owning one for the foreseeable future.

THanK You
Well I think the police should confiscate his metal detector, and charge him with being drunk in charge of said detector. He should the very least be banned from owning one for the foreseeable future. THanK You Dickie Cranium
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3:57pm Wed 28 Mar 12

the wall says...

Will John Marriott be allowed to weight in the scrap metal ?

Should of hit it with a hammer first. Then if it starts ticking you know it's a bomb or a large metal clock.


ThAnK yOu.
Will John Marriott be allowed to weight in the scrap metal ? Should of hit it with a hammer first. Then if it starts ticking you know it's a bomb or a large metal clock. ThAnK yOu. the wall
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9:07pm Wed 28 Mar 12

Jeepo12 says...

Perhaps he could donate the scrap to the BNP, they're like Dan for funds. Desperate.


THAnk yoU
Perhaps he could donate the scrap to the BNP, they're like Dan for funds. Desperate. THAnk yoU Jeepo12
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11:25am Thu 29 Mar 12

Outandabout says...

It's oh so easy to be wise after the fact. Hindsight is such a wondefully exact science. It was a 'long metal object'. He did the right thing. Someone thought it best to close the roads as a precaution, so what he was wrong, no one was harmed. It wasn't deliberate, it's called 'playing it safe'. You can't win with readers here, 'negative' doesn't cover the half of it.
It's oh so easy to be wise after the fact. Hindsight is such a wondefully exact science. It was a 'long metal object'. He did the right thing. Someone thought it best to close the roads as a precaution, so what he was wrong, no one was harmed. It wasn't deliberate, it's called 'playing it safe'. You can't win with readers here, 'negative' doesn't cover the half of it. Outandabout
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1:48pm Thu 29 Mar 12

the wall says...

Get over yourself, people are just having a laugh.
Get over yourself, people are just having a laugh. the wall
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3:13pm Thu 29 Mar 12

Jeepo12 says...

Well said 'wall'

THanK You
Well said 'wall' THanK You Jeepo12
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2:19pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Outandabout says...

Jeepo12 wrote:
Attention seeking old fool.
Oh my mistake. Hilarious comment. How could anyone mistake this for anything but a laugh, dear...when will my sides stop aching
[quote][p][bold]Jeepo12[/bold] wrote: Attention seeking old fool.[/p][/quote]Oh my mistake. Hilarious comment. How could anyone mistake this for anything but a laugh, dear...when will my sides stop aching Outandabout
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