Lancashire

Mortar bomb in Preston's Avenham Park detonated

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Media captionBomb disposal experts detonate a mortar found in Preston's Avenham Park

Bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion on a mortar found in a park in Lancashire.

The device was discovered by metal detectors at the Old Tram Bridge in Avenham Park, Preston, on Saturday at about 16:00 BST.

The area was cordoned off by the police and customers in a nearby cafe were evacuated.

Police said the mortar - believed to be from World War Two - was detonated by experts from the Army.

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Image caption The tail fin of the mortar bomb which contained high explosives

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