UXO evacuation in Plymouth

The discovery of a wartime bomb prompted the evacuation of more than 10,000 people after the device was unearthed in a Plymouth garden.

Authorities were called to St Michael Avenue in the city's Keyham area on February 20, after a builder unearthed a metal object in a back garden. After an initial assessment, a 200m cordon was placed around the property and a major incident was declared. More than 100 armed forces personnel were involved in the complex operation to extract the bomb and move it to Plymouth Dock for disposal.

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