Local residents evacuated in Bath WWII bomb scare

The 300-metre exclusion zone that's been enforced in Bath after the discovery of a WWII bomb Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Homes have been evacuated in Bath after the discovering of a World War II bomb at a school.

Avon and Somerset police were called to the Royal High school on Lansdown Road in the city on Thursday afternoon after contractors unearthed what police believe is an unexploded WWII device.

Residents living near-by have been taken to Bath Racecourse and a 300-metre exclusion zone has been set up while bomb disposal experts work to make the area safe.

Inspector Gavin Usher said: “We would like to thank everyone who has been inconvenienced for their patience while we deal with this incident.

“Decisions to evacuate houses are never taken lightly but during these incidents public safety will always be our primary concern.”

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