Unexploded WW2 bomb found in Devon garden

Police in Plymouth when a WW2 bomb was found in the city (file image)
-Credit: (Image: Carl Eve/PlymouthLive)

Devon and Cornwall Police and the Ministry of Defence were called to a Devon village this evening after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered. The bomb was found in a resident's garden in Colaton Raleigh on Monday, May 27.

Police reportedly stopped people when entering the village as the incident unfolded. The bomb was detonated at around 5:35pm.

The force incident manager (FIM) for Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed officers attended the scene and said the bomb was successfully removed and detonated.


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The FIM said: "Police were called to an address in Colaton Raleigh where (a) homeowner had found suspected ordnance. Police attended with Ministry of Defence (MOD) and removed the ordnance which was then detonated."

The Ministry of Defence has been contacted for a comment. Details of the incident and size of the bomb have not yet been made clear.

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