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WWII bomb found in Southampton blown up in Solent

Bomb found in London Road (pic from BMP Construction Ltd)
The bomb was dealt with by experts from the Royal Logistics Corps

An unexploded German World War II bomb found at a building site in Southampton has been blown up in the Solent.

A 200m (220yd) area was cordoned off and buildings evacuated after the device was found by construction workers in London Road on Thursday.

The 45kg (100lb) bomb, was moved overnight by a team from the Royal Engineers and the cordon was lifted.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion in deep water off the coast at about midday.



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