Watch the moment army carries out controlled explosion after unexploded bomb found

A controlled explosion has been carried out in Preston tonight after an unexploded Second World War bomb was found.

Friday, 8th June 2018, 7:16 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 11:27 am
A still from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service's video of the World War Two device being exploded

The army bomb squad was called to a location near to the Reycling Lives complex on Longridge Road just after 2pm.

Tnd the device, which is believed to be a Second World War shell and which police said was "viable" was removed from the site and taken to a safe location before it was disposed of.

Police closed off the Guild Wheel cycle route near Longridge Road, between Ribbleton and Grimsargh and then called in the bomb squad.

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The area surrounding the site was taped off until 7.30pm this evening.

A still from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service's video of the World War Two device being exploded