Controlled explosion after First World War bomb discovered in Wakefield

A First World War bomb shell was discovered in Wakefield.

Tuesday, 23rd February 2016, 11:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd February 2016, 12:25 pm
First World War bomb shell being detonated

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

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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.