AN army bomb disposal squad was called to Risley on Wednesday after Second World War mortal shells were found in the area.

Police were alerted to the discovery at Risley Moss.

The Royal Logistics Corps’ bomb disposal team attended the incident, with mortar shells and tubes having been found in the ground.

These items were safely disposed of by officers.

Risley Moss was the site of a munitions factory during the Second World War.

A Warrington Borough Council spokesperson said: “On Wednesday, while undertaking works at Risley Moss, suspected unexploded ordnance was discovered.

"Due to the site’s history, the police and Army were contacted – as is standard practice – and cordoned off the area to deal with any potential risk to public safety.

"This process is now complete and the park has been fully re-opened to the public.”