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Second World War bomb detonated in Bilston

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

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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."