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Watch: Controlled explosion takes place after WW2 bomb found in Norton, Worcester

Lorna Morris 17th Nov, 2016 Updated: 18th Nov, 2016

A CONTROLLED explosion of an old WW2 bomb has taken place in Norton.

At 9am this morning (Thursday), Network Rail workers found an unexploded, historic mortar bomb in a field near to Brockhill Lane and the old Norton Barracks in Norton.

British Transport Police confirmed the discovery on Twitter:

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended the area and at around 11.30am a controlled explosion took place.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police, said: “We were called just after 9am this morning (Thursday 17 November) to reports that Network Rail workers had found an object, believed to be an unexploded historic mortar bomb, in a field near to Brockhill Lane and the old Norton Barracks in Norton, Worcestershire.

“The area has been cordoned off and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) is currently in attendance. A controlled explosion of the object has now taken place.”

More information to follow.

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