Second World War bomb detonated in Bilston

By Jamie Brassington | Bilston | News | Published:

A Second World War bomb was detonated by the army in Bilston last night following a discovery by a workman.

The Royal Logistics Corps Bomb Disposal unit was called in by the police and carried out a controlled explosion.

The Second World War bomb found in Bilston. Picture: @ResponseWMP

The detonation took place on what appeared to be a building site at around 8.30pm.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of an unexploded World War 2 bomb at a building site on Coseley Road, Bilston, at 3.40pm. A controlled explosion was carried out."

A video was posted by Force Response showing a small explosion taking place.

Force Response tweeted: "It's not just about fighting crime. Ww2 mortar discovered by workman in Bilston. Controlled explosion carried out.

"Controlled explosion on ww2 mortor discovered by workman in Bilston."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

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