Bomb detonated in Icklingham

The mortar discovered on a farm near Icklingham

The mortar discovered on a farm near Icklingham - Credit: Archant

A bomb was detonated in Icklingham this morning.

The bomb was discovered at around 2.49pm yesterday, when diggers doing groundwork in a farm found the unexploded 18 inch mortar.

The bomb, which was also four inches in diameter, was left on top of the ground, and was a mile from the nearest building and 600 metres from the nearest footpath.

Suffolk police then remained on the scene until the bomb disposal squad arrived at 7.23am to deal with the mortar.

The mortar had been detonated by 8.12am.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>The mortar at <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Icklingham?src=hash”>#Icklingham</a> was found by farm workers yesterday but BDS waited until daylight today to safely detonate. <a href=”http://t.co/724M2Lsoef”>pic.twitter.com/724M2Lsoef</a></p>&mdash; Forest Heath Police (@ForestHthPolice) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ForestHthPolice/status/570136052599549952”>February 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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