Police: Bomb operation a success

EVACUATED residents have this afternoon been allowed to return to their Kesgrave homes after army bomb disposal experts successfully diffused two German wartime bombs.

EVACUATED residents have this afternoon been allowed to return to their Kesgrave homes after army bomb disposal experts successfully diffused two German wartime bombs.

Suffolk Police evacuated about 100 homes in Main Road from 9am today as the operation to “immunise” the bombs got underway.

Initially the emergency operation centred on one bomb, found during an archaeological dig in fields adjacent to Kesgrave High School on Friday afternoon.

However yesterday evening the army team from Saffron Walden located another bomb, seven metres from the first and also weighing 1,000lbs.

Officers have now declared the operation to make the bombs safe a success and they are being transported to Orford Ness where they will be destroyed in a controlled detonation.

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