Crystallized dynamite found at RAF Lakenheath

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A SERIES of controlled detonations will take place tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow morning after crystallized dynamite was found at a US military base.

The discovery was made at RAF Lakenheath this morning near the base’s flightline.

The detonations will be carried out by US and Ministry of Defence personnel between 6pm and 9pm tonight and 6am and 10am tomorrow.

A base spokesman said: “Residents in the local community may hear occasional noises during these periods but should not be concerned. There are no risks to the local community.”

Flying operations at the base have not been affected by the find.