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Unexploded bomb discovered in field in Fornham St Genevieve




An unexploded Spigot Mortar Bomb, which were used during World War Two, was discovered in a field in Fornham St Genevieve ANL-160704-162649001
An unexploded Spigot Mortar Bomb, which were used during World War Two, was discovered in a field in Fornham St Genevieve ANL-160704-162649001

An unexploded bomb was discovered during an archaeological dig in Fornham St Genevieve this afternoon.

The 29mm Spigot mortar was found by people with metal detectors in a field in the West Suffolk village.

An unexploded Spigot Mortar Bomb, which were used during World War Two, was discovered in a field in Fornham St Genevieve ANL-160704-162702001
An unexploded Spigot Mortar Bomb, which were used during World War Two, was discovered in a field in Fornham St Genevieve ANL-160704-162702001

Suffolk Police were called at about 12.50pm and the bomb disposal squad from Colchester arrived at about 2.50pm to carry out a controlled explosion.

The B1116 road was closed for about 15 minutes.

A police spokesman said the bomb was in the middle of a large field and posed no risk to motorists or householders.

Spigot mortars were used in World War Two.



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