'Wartime bomb' confirmed as disused fuel tank

People in Peacehaven, in Sussex, have been housed in temporary accommodation. It was thought that a wartime bomb had been discovered. It turned out to be a disused fuel tank.

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Suspected WW2 bomb turns out to be old fuel tank

Residents have been allowed back to their homes after a bomb scare brought a town in Sussex to a standstill.

Builders in Peacehaven discovered what was feared to be a huge World War 2 barrel bomb, containing 1000lbs of high explosive.

Nearby homes were evacuated, and elderly residents forced to sleep in a leisure centre. Schools and roads were also closed.

It was eighteen hours before Army Bomb Disposal experts identified the object as a disused fuel tank, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

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