Controlled explosion after First World War bomb discovered in Wakefield

First World War bomb shell being detonated
First World War bomb shell being detonated
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A First World War bomb shell was discovered in Wakefield.

Police cordoned off an area of the Peacock Estate around Silcoates Street at around 12.30pm yesterday. (Feb 22)

The army bomb disposal team were called in to detonate the shell in a nearby field.

The controlled explosion took place at around 3.45pm.

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