World War One bomb found under A1101 road bridge

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The World War One bombImage source, Cambridgeshire Police
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The World War One bomb was found under the road bridge on the A1101 at Tydd Gote

A World War One bomb found under a road bridge has been detonated in a controlled explosion, police have said.

The 1ft (0.3m) long device was found by a member of the public on the A1101 at Tydd Gote at about 10:00 BST on Sunday, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Officers attended the scene and called the military's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team.

The bomb was moved to a field and two controlled explosions were carried out to make it safe.

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The A1101 was closed for a short time while the device was moved.

The force said: "The person did the right thing, but if you find anything like this in the future, do not touch, pick up or remove the item and contact the police."

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Specialists from the military's Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team carried out the controlled explosion
Image source, Cambridgeshire Police
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What was left of the device was removed by the military, Cambridgeshire Police said

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