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Wartime bomb is found at Banbridge Academy

Army bomb squad
Army technical officers have been called to the scene.

Builders have found what is believed to be a World War Two bomb in the grounds of a school in County Down.

The device, believed to be a mortar, was discovered at the rear of the Assembly Hall at Banbridge Academy on the Lurgan Road.

Army technical officers were called to the scene and took the bomb away to be made safe.

The school was not been evacuated and classes continued as normal.

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