WWII bomb found unexploded in kitchen cupboard

Army experts said the bomb would have flattened everything for 200 yards around. Credit: Wales News Service

A man was showing his parents around his new home in Gwynedd - when they stumbled across an unexploded Second World War bomb in a kitchen cupboard.

Henry Southall, 24, had just got the keys to the seaside property at Borth-y-Gest, near Porthmadog.

"I was showing mum and dad around when I opened a cupboard that was tucked away in the corner of the kitchen", he said. "But we made a hasty retreat when we found the bomb. I’m glad I found it when I did - I wouldn’t have wanted it going off while I was in bed upstairs!"

An army bomb disposal team was called, and removed the 16lbs bomb full of high explosives, before carrying out a controlled explosion.

"The army took the shell down to the beach where it made an enormous bang when they exploded. People heard it from two miles away and it left a crater in the sand", Henry said.