Nottingham

Nottingham homes evacuated for World War Two bomb

Highcliffe Road, Sneinton
Police cordoned off Highcliffe Road, Sneinton, as a precaution

About 50 properties had to be evacuated when an unexploded World War Two bomb was found at a Nottingham allotment.

Specialists from the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal carried out a controlled explosion on the device, found off Highcliffe Road in Sneinton.

The object, initially unidentified, was reported to police at about 14:25 BST.

The road was closed and residents in the surrounding streets asked to leave while the device was made safe. The road reopened shortly before 17:00 BST.

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