Second World War bomb found in Yorkshire to be 'safely detonated'

Police have told residents in East Yorkshire not to worry if they hear a loud noise this morning - because a bomb is being detonated.

The Second World War bomb has been discovered near Thwing and Burton Fleming in the Yorkshire Wolds.

Humberside Police said at 8am this morning (November 25) that the bomb would be detonated "shortly".

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A statement from the force said: "To the residents of Thwing and Burton Fleming, please be aware that emergency services are in attendance to recently discovered World War 2 ordnance. This is going to be safely detonated shortly. There's no need to worry for if a loud disturbance is heard during this time."

A Second World War bomb is to be exploded this morning

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And in May last year, another controlled explosion was carried out on two bombs in the High Green area of Sheffield, after a resident discovered them.