THE bomb squad was called in to explode a mortar shell discovered at a remote beauty spot.
A member of the public raised the alarm after discovering the device at the Eglwyseg Mountain, World’s End, near Llangollen, on Bank Holiday Monday.
North Wales Police were informed who called in the Chester based army bomb squad.
The police were called shortly after 4.30pm on Monday to what was thought to be an old mortar shell from World War II.
Because the area was so remote they did not need to throw a cordon to keep people away.
Bomb squad specialists were scrambled and arrived soon after.
They took the decision to render the device safe in a controlled explosion on the mountain side at about 7.50pm. Nobody was injured.
The bomb was badly rusted suggesting it dated back to World War II.
A North Wales Police spokeswoman said: “Because the device was so badly rusted officers decided to take no chances and called in the bomb squad who carried out a controlled explosion.
“The police helicopter was also called in to monitor the situation from above.”
During World War II, the Germans heavily bombed World's End setting the mountain on fire.
It is not the first time unexploded mortar shells have been found by the public at the beauty spot and across North Wales.
In May 2007 a building site was evacuated after a 12lb bomb was discovered near Tenters Square, Wrexham. It was exploded at the scene.