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Unexploded bomb from Second World War discovered in Hilbert Road, Tunbridge Wells


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A police cordon has been set up in a residential road after a suspected wartime bomb was found.

The device, thought to be an explosive from the Second World War, was earthed in Tunbridge Wells this morning.

Police were called to a garden in Hilbert Road at 8.24am after a member of the public reported the discovery.

Army bomb disposal experts were called
Army bomb disposal experts were called
Police cordoned off the house in Hilbert Road
Police cordoned off the house in Hilbert Road

Two police cars, a bomb disposal unit and officers remain on site.

A neighbour said: "We had a knock on the door from police this morning and they didn't say a lot but that they were looking into something and that we might want to go out for a few hours.

"They said they were going to close the road but it's been open all the time I've been here.

"I suppose they've got to be careful and take these precautions."

Police have cordoned off the house in Hilbert Road
Police have cordoned off the house in Hilbert Road

Residents have been advised that the situation is currently 'low level' and nobody has been evacuated.

Explosive ordnance disposal experts from the Ministry of Defence are set to investigate.

A bomb disposal unit is believed to be on site. Stock picture
A bomb disposal unit is believed to be on site. Stock picture

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