14th October 2019

WW2 German bomb found and safely exploded in Somerset this afternoon

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The German incendiary bomb

A live 1lb World War Two German incendiary bomb, pictured, found in a garden in Rush Hill, Bath has been safely disposed of in a controlled explosion.

Army explosives experts from Tidworth were called in after a woman who found the device called the police this morning (Monday 30 March).

Bath officers set up a 100-metre cordon around the area and advised nearby residents to stay in their homes.

The explosive ordnance team took the bomb into a nearby field and dealt with it early this afternoon (Monday 30 March).