Police say the bomb squad called the ER after a patient appeared with a World War II shell remaining in the rectum.


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester, England.Google

  • According to police, a man appeared in the emergency room of Gloucester, England, with “ammunition in the rectum.”

  • The doctor removed the World War II shell from inside him.

  • According to a police statement, bomb disposal experts confirmed that the shell was “not alive.”

Bomb disposal experts were called to a hospital in Gloucester, England, after telling doctors that World War II anti-tank shells were in him, officials said.

The Explosives Disposal Team (EOD) arrived at the Royal Hospital in Gloucestershire Wednesday morning after hearing that “the patient presented ammunition to the rectum,” a Gloucestershire police spokesperson told insiders.

By the time the bomb squad arrived, the item had already been removed by doctors, a spokesman added, and EOD confirmed that the shell was “not alive” and “thus not dangerous to the public.”

Sun An unnamed patient first reported to a doctor at the Royal Hospital in Gloucestershire that he had “slipped and fell” on a 2-inch wide shell.

The press reported that the shell was part of his military memorabilia collection.

Stock image of a cannonball.

Stock image of shells.Getty Images

In a statement sent to the insider, the Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust stated, “As with any military-related incident, to ensure that patients, staff, or visitors are at no risk at all times. Followed the safety protocol. “

British newspaper Metro reports The procedure for removing an object from a patient’s rectum costs approximately £ 340,000 ($ 450,000) annually to the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS).

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