Update: Bomb removed from Duxford museum

PUBLISHED: 11:04 26 March 2009 | UPDATED: 21:44 31 May 2010

AN unexploded bomb was safely removed from Duxford Imperial War Museum this morning (Thursday March 26). The device, which was discovered by workmen yesterday, is a 10lb practice bomb dating from the period when Duxford was a working RAF station. An Explo

AN unexploded bomb was safely removed from Duxford Imperial War Museum this morning (Thursday March 26).

The device, which was discovered by workmen yesterday, is a 10lb practice bomb dating from the period when Duxford was a working RAF station.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed the inert bomb at 9.30am and took it off site so it could be disposed of safely.

A spokesman for the museum said: "The Imperial War Museum Duxford can confirm that a small device was located at the museum on Wednesday.

"The device was located at approximately 4pm. All visitors and staff left the site safely and no visitors or members of the public were involved or placed at any risk at any time during the incident.

"The police assessed the situation and a cordon was introduced overnight whilst awaiting the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team."

Imperial War Museum Duxford is open to the public as normal and it is business as usual.

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