Dog walker finds unexploded WW2 bomb

BOMB disposal experts were called to an isolated area of Suffolk last night following the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb.The mortar was found by a dog walker in Iken, near Aldeburgh, at about 5.

BOMB disposal experts were called to an isolated area of Suffolk last night following the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb.

The mortar was found by a dog walker in Iken, near Aldeburgh, at about 5.30pm yesterday.

The man raised the alarm after spotting a fin poking out of the ground along an isolated track in an area known as Yarn Hill.

Detonation experts from Colchester were called to the area and spent about four hours making the device safe.


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The bomb, thought to have lain undisturbed for more than 60 years, was detonated at about 9pm.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the device was found in an isolated area and no homes needed to be evacuated before the explosion could be carried out.

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Charles Thompson, of Sandy Lane, Iken, who lives about half a mile away from the incident, said he had been unaware of the discovery and did not hear any bang.

He said the land had been used as a military testing area during the Second World War.

It is the second time in two months that an unexploded bomb has been found in Suffolk.

In April, two devices were found buried beneath a field next to Kesgrave High School, near Ipswich. This discovery came just days after another unexploded grenade was uncovered in Wildes Street, Lowestoft.

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