Bomb unearthed in onion field

EMERGENCY services were called to a Suffolk farm yesterday after a bomb was unearthed by workers digging up onions.

Simon Tomlinson

EMERGENCY services were called to a Suffolk farm yesterday after a bomb was unearthed by workers digging up onions.

They were scrambled to a field off Lodge Road in Alderton, near Woodbridge, after police were called at about 9am.

Officers cordoned off the scene, while a bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion on the device, believed to be a wartime bomb, at about 11.45am.


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Onlooker Gerard Sykes said: “There have been people taking up onions in the field recently. The bomb disposal unit arrived and they cleared everything away from the area.

“They dug a hole, put sand bags around it, put a charge down and blew it up.”

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