UK: Controlled explosion carried out after ordnance found in Trowbridge shed

A controlled explosion was carried out in Trowbridge yesterday evening after a wartime shell was found in a resident’s shed. Police were called to a private address in Wingfield Road yesterday afternoon following the resident’s report of the discovery of Read More …

Exeter WW2 bomb: Doors and windows ‘blown through’

Properties in Exeter are being assessed for structural damage after the controlled detonation of a World War Two bomb. A structural engineer said doors and windows of nearby houses had been “blown through” by the blast. Hundreds of people evacuated Read More …

UK: Exeter residents evacuated as Royal Logistics Corps prepare to detonate World War Two bomb

A suspected second world war bomb discovered in Exeter will be detonated, police have confirmed. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in the city while authorities investigated the device, according to police. A 400-metre (1,300-ft) cordon was in Read More …

Nearly 40 call-outs in three years keeps bomb squad busy in north-east

The bomb squad was scrambled to the north-east nearly 40 times in three years, new figures show. Figures obtained by the Evening Express under Freedom of Information legislation reveal explosive device experts came to the area to dispose of devices Read More …