World War Two bomb blown up in Portsmouth
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World War Two bomb blown up in Portsmouth

A World War Two bomb, dredged up in Portsmouth Harbour, has been towed out to sea and detonated.

The 500lb (227kg) device was found at about 05:00 GMT, prompting the evacuation of a shopping centre, offices and homes.

Train and ferry services, including cross-channel ferries, were suspended with some passengers stuck offshore for hours as their ships waited to dock.

Royal Navy experts detonated the device at 16:00, about 1.5 miles east of the Isle of Wight.

  • 16 Nov 2016