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 place on Saturday morning, with 2,600 homes evacuated on Friday evening and Saturday.

The device was found on a building site on private land close to the university campus on Glenthorne Road on Friday morning, and the Royal Navy bomb disposal team worked through the night to build a walled mitigation structure around the area. The examination and detonation of the device was passed to experts at the army’s Royal Logistics Corps.

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Source: The Guardian/Devon & Cornwall Police/Twitter