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Unexploded ordnance found – Batchelor

Friday 18-Jan-2019 11:39

Northern Territory Police, with assistance from the Australian Defence Force Regional Explosive Ordnance Services, have recovered a WWII era artillery projectile which was located on the Stapleton Track in the vicinity of Batchelor.

The unexploded ordnance (UXO) was located around 6:00pm on 15 January 2019. It has been disposed of safely.

Anyone who comes across a suspected UXO is advised to contact police. Do not touch or disturb a suspected UXO.

Further information on UXO and how suspicious items should be dealt with can be found at Defence’s dedicated UXO website, http://www.defence.gov.au/uxo/.