Garden bombs blown up
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.
You may also want to watch:
It is believed the bombs, a mixture of petrol and phosphorus inside a milk bottle, ignite once they are smashed and exposed to air.
- 1 Traffic chaos caused by Redbourn Road works
- 2 Shortages crisis hits district
- 3 St Albans mum tells son's story in new book
- 4 Picture special: Pub in the Park returns to St Albans
- 5 Revealed: Hertfordshire's most expensive villages
- 6 Property Spotlight: A £2m family home on one of Harpenden's most desirable roads
- 7 Phantoms of the railway - the ghost lines of Welwyn and Harpenden
- 8 Neighbouring councils reject Bowmans Cross development
- 9 St Albans activist joins protest blocking M25
- 10 St Albans school adopts new wellbeing app