Live bomb unearthed at Duxford war museum

PUBLISHED: 09:52 26 March 2009 | UPDATED: 21:44 31 May 2010

A WAR museum had to be evacuated after workmen discovered and an unexploded bomb yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). The device was discovered by construction workers digging up a road at the Imperial War Museum Duxford. A museum spokesman said: We can conf

A WAR museum had to be evacuated after workmen discovered and an unexploded bomb yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

The device was discovered by construction workers digging up a road at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

A museum spokesman said: "We can confirm an unexploded device has been located at the museum.

"It was found at 4pm and all staff and visitors left the site safely. We can assure that no one was in danger at any time."

Police and fire services attended the scene and recommended the device was not disturbed until it could be destroyed in a controlled explosion due to be carried out some time this morning (Thursday).

"We can't tell you as yet what kind of device it is, or where exactly it is. We are now waiting for the arrival of the bomb experts this morning before we can release any more information," said a Duxford spokesman.

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