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Bomb scare: Second World War shells found in St Albans

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Bomb scare: Second World War shells found in Windmill Avenue, St Albans

By Kathryn Snowdon and Charlotte Ikonen

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  • Windmill Avenue in St Albans has been cordoned off as police and army officials search for Second World War explosives
  • A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft from heritage sites
  • Ordnance explosives are believed to have been taken from a former Second World War prisoner of war camp at Batford
  • Historic firearms and ammunition were found in the residential street
  • Controlled explosions were carried out this afternoon