VIDEO: Army experts carry out controlled explosion on live German World War Two bomb found in Chesterfield

Army bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion on a live World War Two bomb found in Chesterfield this afternoon.

Wednesday, 15th April 2015, 6:24 pm
The Bomb Disposal Unit carried out a controlled explosion on the device found in a field off Cambrian Close at Newbold
The Bomb Disposal Unit carried out a controlled explosion on the device found in a field off Cambrian Close at Newbold

The discovery was made about 2.10pm by someone using a metal detector in a big field off Cambrian Close, Newbold.

A police spokesman said: “We had a call to say someone had found what appeared to be a shell of some description.

“An army bomb squad was called out to check the shell as a precaution.

The Bomb Disposal Unit carried out a controlled explosion on the device found in a field off Cambrian Close at Newbold

“There are no properties nearby and it has not been necessary to impose any road closures.

“The incident is not believed to pose any danger to the public.”

The bomb was identified as a 1KG German incendiary device, and the controlled explosion was carried out shortly after 5pm.

The bomb was a 1kg German World War Two incendiary device similar to this one