War bomb detonated in North Yorkshire

York Press: War bomb detonated in North Yorkshire War bomb detonated in North Yorkshire

AN explosive dating back to World War Two has been detonated today after being found at Pickering Showground.

A member of the public phoned North Yorkshire Police at about 2.40pm yesterday to say they had found a suspect looking device.

A 200m police cordon was immediately put in place on the discovery of the mortar and bomb disposal experts were called to the scene.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "The World War Two mortar was safely detonated by the EOD just after 9am on Thursday. The explosion was heard around two miles away."

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