After a WWII anti tank shell was found in a soldier’s rectum, an Army bomb squad technician sent them to the hospital.
After the man was unable to remove the 57mm shell, he presented at the Accident and Emergency Unit of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
According to the military collector, the armour-piercing weapon was part of his personal arsenal. After he fell awkwardly, he said the explosive was lodged in his 80-year old body.
The Army bomb squad were called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester after a patient arrived with a 57mm artillery shell lodged in his rectum.
To protect against the danger posed by the artillery, the bomb squad was dispatched to the hospital.
The Sun was told by a source that the guy claimed he discovered the shell as he was cleaning out all his junk.
‘He said he put it on the floor then he slipped and fell on it — and it went up his a***.
“He suffered a great deal of pain. It seems he kept military memorabilia.
The hospital was also visited by police and the Army bomb squad.
Another source said to The Sun that it was a solid shot-round. It was a chunky, pointed lump of lead designed to rip through a tank’s armour.
‘It was basically an inert lump of metal, so there was no risk to life — at least not to anyone else’s.’
The spokesperson at the hospital confirmed that all relevant safety protocols were being followed, and there was no danger to visitors or staff.
Following a request by local police, the MoD said they had sent the bomb squad.