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WWII bomb near Llanelli in 'controlled explosion'

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Bomb disposal experts have safely exploded a World War II bomb discovered at Bynea near Llanelli.

The device was discovered near the Huntsman Performance Products chemical plant on Wednesday.

The WWII munition was moved to a safe area by police and RAF experts to be assessed, before a controlled explosion was carried out on Thursday afternoon.

Dyfed-Powys Police said there was no need for any evacuations, though some road closures were put in place.

Chief Inspector Richard Lewis of Dyfed-Powys Police said: "The munition was initially moved a safe distance away from any nearby risks and assessed by experts from the Royal Air Force

"All the agencies involved would like to thank local residents and businesses for the cooperation during this operation."

Writing on Twitter, one member of the public, added: "Helicopter noises couldn't hide shockwave from what must've been controlled explosion of munitions found near Huntsman plant."

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