Navy detonates WW2 bomb found on Exmoor

The bomb before it exploded. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The 100lb German aerial bomb was discovered by a hillwalker at Larksborough Ruin, two miles from the Exmoor village of Porlock on Sunday morning. Police cordoned off the area overnight until the Royal Navy's Explosives Ordnance Division arrived.

Police cordoned off the area after the bomb was discovered. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The bomb had been exposed by the recent rain. It was dropped onto the soft, marshy area during the war and had not exploded. The bomb experts destroyed it in a controlled explosion yesterday.