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 …

Manchester Arena inquiry: Live exercise before bombing was ‘catastrophic failure’

A live counter-terrorism exercise a year before the Manchester Arena bombing was a “catastrophic failure” and would have led to even more loss of life had it been real, the inquiry has heard. Firefighters and paramedics did not turn up Read More …

UK: Navy Bomb Squad called to East Devon to destroy WWII hand grenade found on Woodbury Common

The Royal Navy Bomb Squad was called to East Devon to destroy a World War Two hand grenade found by a member of public on Woodbury Common on Monday evening (February 22). The bomb disposal team, Southern Diving Unit 1 Read More …

UK: Controlled explosion carried out at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve

A controlled explosion of ‘what appears to be a historic mortar shell’ has been carried out at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve today (Monday). Police confirmed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called to the nature reserve, situated between Portishead Read More …