Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Unexploded bomb - thought to be from WW2 - closes town's promenade

A spokesman for Manx Utilities said all building work has been halted at the sewerage works
Image caption A spokesman for Manx Utilities said all building work has been halted at the sewerage works

Ramsey promenade has been cordoned off after builders unearthed an unexploded bomb - thought to be from World War Two - at a new sewerage treatment works.

Police said the device was found near the BMX track and water pumping station on Mooragh Promenade.

A spokesman said the promenade had been closed from the Ramsey Park Hotel to the terrace of houses at the bottom of the Grand Island hill.

A spokesman for Manx Utilities said all building work has been halted.

Police have asked pedestrians and motorists to avoid the area.

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