Second world war bomb discovered by dog walker in Brighton

Bomb disposal
Bomb disposal

A loud bang was heard by Brighton residents last night, as bomb disposal experts detonated a bomb discovered by a dog walker in Bevendean.

Sussex Police said: “Shortly before 5.30pm on Wednesday (June 14) police were informed that a dog walker at Bevendean had found what was suspected to be an unexploded mortar bomb, believed to date back to the Second World War.

“Explosive Ordnance Disposal experts secured the weapon and at 9.40pm, having dug a hole at an isolated location, they destroyed it by means of a controlled explosion.

“A loud detonation was heard, but no one was hurt.”