Garden bombs blown up

PUBLISHED: 11:20 03 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:18 06 May 2010

A MAN digging his garden unearthed more than he bargained for when he dug up several milk-bottle bombs. The explosive devices - believed to date from World War Two - were found in the front garden of a house in High Street, London Colney, at around 6pm ye

A MAN digging his garden unearthed more than he bargained for when he dug up several milk-bottle bombs.

The explosive devices - believed to date from World War Two - were found in the front garden of a house in High Street, London Colney, at around 6pm yesterday (Monday) evening.

The fire brigade secured the scene and told residents to stay inside their houses and to close windows and curtains.

The bomb squad was called out and the devices were taken away in a container to a local rugby club ground where a controlled explosion was carried out at about 10pm.

It is believed the bombs, a mixture of petrol and phosphorus inside a milk bottle, ignite once they are smashed and exposed to air.

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