The Scottish Mail on Sunday

Motorway is closed by WW2 bomb


RESIDENTS were evacuated and shops shut yesterday to allow Army bomb disposal experts to destroy a live Second World War bomb in a controlled explosion.

Police said the device was uncovered by builders on Thursday in Goole, East Yorkshire.

John Sharpe, site manager of the Beal Homes developmen­t where the bomb was found, said it was thought to have been dropped by a Lancaster bomber before it made a crash-landing.

Eight homes were evacuated and the M62 was shut between junctions 35 and 37, causing traffic jams and delays.

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