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WWII bomb found by builders blown up by army experts

A live 500 lbs WWII bomb unearthed by house builders has been blown up.

The bomb was destroyed in a controlled explosion by an army team of  disposal experts.

It was found on a building site in Goole, East Yorkshire.


It’s thought the bomb had been dropped by a Lancaster bomber during a crash landing.

Homes were evacuated and the nearby M62 motorway between junctions 35 to 37 was closed.

A no-fly zone was also imposed.

John Sharpe, site manager of the Beal Homes development, said site called him about the find.

He added:

“They didn’t know what they’d dug up at first and a guy went down into the hole because we thought it was a metal pipe.

“As he uncovered it, he realised it was a bomb and got out pretty quickly.”



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