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26/10/2020

A controlled explosion was carried out after an unexploded mortar was found in Thetford Forest. A member of the public discovered the device and recognised it immediately, alerting the Police who then mobilised an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

 

The EOD team undertook a controlled detonation of the mortar in situ.

 

Thetford Forest was long used as a major military training area, particularly during the World Wars.  The British Army still undertakes firing practice on dedicated ranges within the forest.

 

See: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/second-world-war-mortar-bomb-discovered-in-thetford-forest-1-6900059