A BRITISH expat has discovered a pair of mortar bombs in the basement of his villa in southern Spain.

The unnamed man in Fortuna, Murcia, reported the explosives to Guardia Civil before bomb disposal officers were immediately sent to the scene. 

However neither bombs were found to contain explosives or detonators, suggesting they had once been collectors items.

It comes as four more discarded ordinances were discovered next to a Marbella golf course, with one having to be defused in a controlled explosion. 

People in similar cases have been known to panic and drop the potentially fatal device into their nearest police station, according to the Guardia Civil. 

This has led the police force to issue simple instructions to the public… if you find an explosive device – don’t touch it.

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