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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 15:55 GMT 16:55 UK
WWII bomb removed from pub garden
Weld Arms pub in East Lulworth
The bomb was uncovered in the beer garden
An unexploded World War II bomb discovered in the back garden of a village pub has been removed.

The device - thought to contain 50kg of high explosives - was found outside the Weld Arms pub in East Lulworth, Dorset.

The pub and nearby homes were evacuated after the 2.5ft-long (0.8m) bomb was found by a man digging with a spade.

Because of the size of the device, bomb disposal experts decided to remove it to a military range near the village where it could be safely detonated.

A spokesman from Dorset Police said: "Due to the size of this unexploded bomb the Royal Engineers team from Cambridge could not actually do the explosion in situ as it could demolish the pub and surrounding houses."

The team from the Royal Engineers in Cambridge transported the bomb by van at about 1430 BST to the military ranges at East Lulworth.




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