Reason for loud bang heard across North Yorkshire REVEALED after ‘shocking discovery’

According to North Yorkshire Police, officers from the force were alerted by members of the public to a possible ‘unexploded bomb’ while they were using a metal detector on the outskirts of Harrogate. Picture: NORTHERN ECHO
According to North Yorkshire Police, officers from the force were alerted by members of the public to a possible ‘unexploded bomb’ while they were using a metal detector on the outskirts of Harrogate. Picture: NORTHERN ECHO

The reason behind a loud bang and slight shaking of properties in North Yorkshire on Sunday (August 28) has been revealed after police confirmed a ‘shocking discovery’.

According to North Yorkshire Police, officers from the force were alerted by members of the public to a possible ‘unexploded bomb’ while they were using a metal detector on the outskirts of Harrogate.

After calling in specialist officers to take a look, North Yorkshire Police confirmed that an unexploded World War Two grenade had been found – and a 100-metre cordon was put in place.

around 11am on Sunday, the police confirmed that a controlled explosion had taken place – causing a slight loud noise and vibration of the earth.

Posting on its Harrogate police page, a spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Please don’t worry if you hear a loud noise.

“In about half an hour you may hear a loud bang BUT be rest assured the noise is likely to be from a controlled explosion.

“Earlier this morning a member of the public contacted us after they found an item, they believed, could have been an unexploded grenade from WW2.

“They were using a metal detector in a rural area on the outskirts of Harrogate at the time of the find.

“A 100-metre cordon has been put in place there has been no need to evacuate homes or businesses due to the rural location.

“Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are on their way to the scene to make the area safe.”

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