WW2 bomb detonated in Valley village

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Bomb squad officers carried out a controlled explosion earlier today (Tuesday) after the discovery of a Second World War mortar in Newton-in-Bowland.

Ribble Valley police officers assisted the Royal Logistic Corp Bomb disposal unit with safely disposing of the shell, which was discovered by a metal detector close to a farm on Slaidburn Road.

The bomb has been safely disposed of

The bomb has been safely disposed of

A spokesman for Lancashire Police confirmed a controlled explosion had been carried out this morning.