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WW1 bomb found in garden in Walton, Liverpool by gardener

Byng Road, Liverpool Image copyright Google
Image caption An unexploded World War One bomb was found in a garden prompting an evacuation of homes

An unexploded World War One bomb discovered in a garden in Liverpool has been "safely detonated" in a nearby park, said police.

Police said a gardener found the device at a property on Byng Road, Walton at 16:20 BST on Friday and 20 homes were evacuated.

It was moved to Walton and Clubmoor recreation ground where it was made safe in a controlled explosion three hours later.

All residents have now returned home.

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