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Villagers digging flowerbeds discover WW2 bomb

Villagers who were digging flowerbeds today got a surprise as they unearthed a Second World War bomb.

Army explosive experts were called to Nafferton, near Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire, after the "inert" two-pound aircraft bomb beneath a grass verge.

The area, which is near railway tracks, had to be cordoned off to prevent vibrations from setting the device off.

A Humberside Police spokesman said: "At 5.45pm today police were informed that local people in Nafferton who were digging flowerbeds for the village in bloom competition had unearthed what they believed to be a World War II-style bomb on the grass verge next to Nafferton railway station."