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Unexploded 'Second World War devices' found in woods near Standon are blown up by Army bomb disposal team



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Two bombs allegedly from the Second World War were unearthed in woodland near Standon over the Christmas period.

The devices were detonated in a controlled explosion carried out by Army bomb disposal experts that was heard from Puckeridge to the Little Hadham area.

Police were called to a wooded area at Broken Green at around 1.30pm on Monday December 27 following the discovery.

Map of Broken Green near Standon (54046933)
Map of Broken Green near Standon (54046933)

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: "Officers attended and a cordon was put in place as a precautionary measure. [Army] EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) were called to the scene and carried out a controlled explosion at around 4.30pm."

According to posts on the Next Door app, residents as far apart as Puckeridge and Wellpond Green, near Little Hadham, heard "two large explosions/bangs".

Police had no further information on who found the devices or what exactly they were.

Twiney Wood at Broken Green (54046937)
Twiney Wood at Broken Green (54046937)


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