Bomb found off coast

A 1,500lb Second World War bomb has been detonated off the Suffolk coast - creating a 300ft plume.The German air drop mine was trawled up by a fishing vessel on Monday afternoon, before being placed back on the sea bed, about one mile off the coast of Shingle Street, near Woodbridge.

A 1,500lb Second World War bomb has been detonated off the Suffolk coast - creating a 300ft plume.

The German air drop mine was trawled up by a fishing vessel on Monday afternoon, before being placed back on the sea bed, about one mile off the coast of Shingle Street, near Woodbridge.

Police set up a 2,000-yard exclusion zone while the device was made safe, forcing people living in a row of cottages on the seafront in Shingle Street to leave their homes for around two hours from about 12.45pm yesterday.

Bomb disposal experts from Portsmouth were called to deal with the device and disposed of it by 2.40pm.

A spokesman for Thames Coastguard said the incident was classified as a “high order” explosion because it created a 300ft plume.