Artillery types

A man seeks medical help after an artillery shell lodged in his rectum

I have a problem with my arsenal, doc: Bomb Squad is called to A&E where the patient showed up with a two inch wide WWII shell lodged in his rectum that got there when he slipped and fell on it during a clearance ‘

  • A man went to an NHS emergency unit with an artillery shell lodged in his rectum
  • The man claimed the incident happened when he tripped and fell on the shell
  • The MoD sent a clearance team after receiving a request from local police










Technicians from the army bomb squad have been sent to hospital after a man arrived injured with a World War Two anti-tank shell lodged in his rectum.

Doctors called for specialist help after the man presented himself to the accident and emergency unit at the Royal Gloucestershire Hospital in Gloucester when he was unable to remove the shell 57mm.

The military collector claimed that the armour-piercing ammunition came from his private arsenal. He told medics the 80-year-old explosive device lodged after tripping and falling awkwardly.

The Army bomb squad was called to the Royal Gloucestershire Hospital in Gloucester after a patient arrived with a 57mm artillery shell lodged in his rectum.

The demining team was sent to the hospital as a precaution in case the artillery shell was dangerous

The demining team was sent to the hospital as a precaution in case the artillery shell was dangerous

A source told The Sun: ‘The guy said he found the shell while he was emptying his stuff.

“He said he put it on the floor and then he slipped and fell on it – and it made his ass go up.

“He was in a lot of pain. I think he collected military memorabilia.

The police were called to the hospital, as was the army bomb squad.

A second source told The Sun: “It was a solid hit. It was a large, sharp piece of lead designed to rip through tank armour.

“It was basically an inert piece of metal, so there was no risk to life – at least not to anyone else.”

A hospital spokesperson confirmed that ‘relevant safety protocols’ had been followed and there was no risk to staff, patients or visitors.

The Ministry of Defense added that they had sent the bomb squad following a request from local police.

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