Hampshire & Isle of Wight

World War II devices discovered in New Forest 'were not bombs'

Two 500lb (226kg) devices thought to be World War II bombs have been destroyed in the New Forest.

It was revealed that the objects, discovered at Latchmore Bottom near Frogham, were actually training devices used during the war.

A 500m (1640ft) exclusion zone was set up as the controlled explosion was carried out by EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal at about 14:15 BST.

Hampshire Constabulary said air support was flying over the area.

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