Controlled explosion after First World War bomb found in Wakefield

First World War bomb shell being detonated
First World War bomb shell being detonated

A First World War bomb shell was discovered in Wakefield yesterday.

Police cordoned off an area of the Peacock Estate around Silcoates Street at around 12.30pm.

First World War bomb shell discovered off Silcoates Street

First World War bomb shell discovered off Silcoates Street

The army bomb disposal team were called in to detonate the shell in a nearby field.

The controlled explosion took place at around 3.45pm.