Worksop: Ammunition found in garden of family home

A live bullet was found in a back garden on Yeoman Close in Worksop
A live bullet was found in a back garden on Yeoman Close in Worksop

A heavily pregnant mother has spoken of her fear after workmen found live ammunition in the garden of her Worksop home.

Workmen from Kier Homes were at the house in Yeoman Close yesterday (Thursday) to replace a fence panel, but had to abandon their work after discovering a bullet in the garden.

The mother-of-three, who did not wish to be named, is now worried about what else could be hidden in the ground.

The 26-year-old said: “The workmen were there to replace a fence panel which had been blown down in the high winds.”

“They knocked on the door and told me they were phoning the police. They said they had found live ammunition.”

“I couldn’t believe it. I’ve got to keep the kids out of the garden until it is removed.”

“I’m worried what else could be there.”

She added that police had been called twice about the bullet, but no-one has yet been to remove it.

Notts Police confirmed they were called at 2.25pm on Wednesday 5th February after the discovery of an item in a Manton garden.

A spokesman said officers had now been and recovered the bullet.

“The caller believed it may have been a live bullet. Control room inspectors are trained to make an assessment of risk, based on the details known at the time,” said the spokesman.

“A bullet is not an explosive device and does not pose an immediate danger to the public unless loaded into a gun, which was not the case here.”

“The force control room receives in excess of 1,000 calls from the public every day, which range from threats to kill to armed robberies and assaults.”

“We have a limited amount of police officers to attend incidents and our resources have to be deployed to the most serious and urgent incidents.”