Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Experts detonate unexploded WW2 bomb in Ramsey

Explosive device, Ramsey Image copyright Manx utilities
Image caption Manx Utilities halted all building work after the find

A controlled explosion has been carried out on an unexploded WW2 bomb that was unearthed at a new sewerage works on the Isle of Man.

The device was found near the BMX track and water pumping station in Mooragh Promenade, in Ramsey on Wednesday.

It was detonated "without incident" by Explosives and Ordnance Disposal specialists.

Insp Derek Flint said the cordon had been lifted. Two nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Image caption The promenade was closed from the Ramsey Park Hotel to the houses at the bottom of the Grand Island hill

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