Unexploded bomb found in farmer's field
A live Second World War mortar
shell was blown up by Army experts after a farmer found it in his
The discovery was made in the field
alongside the A20 between Folkestone and Dover.
The mortar shell, which was around a
foot long and 3in in diameter, was around 50ft from the main
The farmer alerted police and PC
Trevor Moody and PCSO Michelle Brady went to the field.
PC Moody contacted the Army who sent
in a bomb disposal unit.
An Army officer confirmed the live
shell was from the Second World War and was packed with high
They moved it a safe distance away
from the A20 and carried out a controlled explosion.
PC Moody said: "Given that we live in
an area that saw much action during the Second World War, it is not
uncommon for us to be alerted about unexploded bombs."
The incident was on Thursday.
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