Residents forced to evacuate their homes after discovery of ‘wartime explosives’

An unexploded bomb thought to be left over from World War Two has been found in a resident’s garden causing the entire area to be evacuated.

Bomb disposal experts from the Ministry of Defence are en route to the home in Canterbury, Kent to deal with the wartime ammunition.

Kent Police have said they were called at around 9.20am today, to a report that items which “resembled artillery shells” were found.

Bus routes have been diverted and police have cordoned off nearby roads.

Back in March a similar incident saw an Aldi supermarket in Northampton evacuated.

Nearby residents and shoppers were all evacuated for a number of hours, while the bomb disposal team got to work.

It is not clear what happened to the device, or whether a controlled explosion took place, but shoppers were allowed back into the store after around five hours.

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