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UPDATE: Two unexploded World War Two bombs discovered on Euston Estate made safe using small controlled explosions

Two bombs were discovered at Euston Estate by deer stalker Chris Rogers, who took this photo. ANL-140104-114640001

Two bombs were discovered at Euston Estate by deer stalker Chris Rogers, who took this photo. ANL-140104-114640001

Two unexploded 500lb World War Two RAF munitions have been unearthed on the Euston Estate near Thetford.

The two bombs were removed from the site today by 5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron from RAF Wittering and made safe using small controlled explosions.

The estate’s deer stalker, Chris Rogers, discovered the bombs on Saturday morning in a section of the estate used for grazing, close to the Little Ouse river.

Chris said he found the partially exposed bombs in the course of his work on the 11,000 acre estate, which is owned by the Duke of Grafton.

The devices are about one metre in length, 40cm in diameter with a pointed nose.

Estate director, Andrew Blenkiron, said he had heard rumours that the area to the north of the river had previously been used as a dummy bombing range.

He said some work installing an irrigation system had taken place by the river, that may have unearthed the bombs.

A small cordon was put in place on Monday morning and police remained on the scene.

The squadron has said anybody who discovers a potential bomb should not touch it and should alert police immediately.

 

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