Farmworkers have been praised by bomb disposal experts for doing the right thing when they found wartime bombs on a pig farm yesterday.
The workers raised the alarm after finding a suspected bomb in a pig field at Higham Road, Tuddenham, then found another in a pig pen while the bomb disposal team from Colchester Troop, 621 Squadron, 11 EOD Regiment Royal Logistic Corps was on its way to the scene.
Bomb team Colour Sergeant Jim Newell found the objects were inert 28lb practice bombs and did not present a danger.
But he said: “The farm workers did exactly the right thing in calling the police as soon as they found the items and not moving them.
“We would encourage people to call 999 if they do have concerns about any suspect items they find. It is better to be safe than sorry.”
The two bombs, which are believed to date back to the farm’s time as an airfield during the Second World War, were recovered for safe disposal.